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HR8853 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Cassiopeia.

HR8853 visual magnitude is 5.54. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8853 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR8853:

HR8853 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 72°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8853

HR8853 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR8853 are provided in the following table:

23h 16m 42s
+53° 12’ 48”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8853 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8853 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8853.

Visibility of HR8853 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

HR8853 is circumpolar and transits at 06:50 UTC (altitude: 88.3°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8853

The image below is a photograph of HR8853 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of HR8853 is 0.115 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.233 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8853 star
DSS2 image of HR8853. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8853 during the next 1000 years (1.92 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.88 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8853 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8853 is distant 66.11 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 25 kilometers per second.

20.28 pc
66.11 ly
-25 km/s
0.115 arcsec/year
-0.233 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8853

HR8853 belongs to spectral class F7 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8853 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8853. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR8853 star system properties

HR8853 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR8853 double sysyem:

129.3 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR8853