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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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SunsetSet: 17:38
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Altitude: 9.5°   Azimuth: 329.1°   Direction: North-North-West

HR886 is a variable star in the constellation of Perseus.

HR886 visual magnitude is 5.89. Because of its reltive faintness, HR886 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR886 is 0.019 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.039 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR886 star
DSS2 image of HR886. The red arrow shows the motion of HR886 during the next 10000 years (3.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR886


HR886 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 9.5°
Azimuth: 329.1°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR886

HR886 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 HR886 are provided in the following table:

02h 59m 39s
+41° 01’ 59”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR886 in the sky:

Finder chart HR886 star
Simplified finder chart for HR886.

Visibility of HR886 from your location

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

HR886 is circumpolar and transits at 16:19 UTC (altitude: 79.6°)

Distance of HR886 from the Sun and relative movement

HR886 is distant 779.90 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 32 kilometers per second.

239.23 pc
779.90 ly
32 km/s
0.019 arcsec/year
-0.039 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR886

HR886 belongs to spectral class K2


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR886 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR886. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR886