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Altitude: 80.9°   Azimuth: 314.2°   Direction: North-West

HR8985 is a giant star in the constellation of Cassiopeia.

HR8985 visual magnitude is 6.24. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8985 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 HR8985:


HR8985 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 80.9°
Azimuth: 314.2°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8985

HR8985 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 HR8985 are provided in the following table:

23h 41m 54s
+57° 15’ 35”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8985 in the sky:

Finder chart HR8985 star
Simplified finder chart for HR8985.

Visibility of HR8985 from your location

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

HR8985 is circumpolar and transits at 18:44 UTC (altitude: 84.2°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8985

The image below is a photograph of HR8985 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 HR8985 is 0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR8985 star
DSS2 image of HR8985. The red arrow shows the motion of HR8985 during the next 100000 years (8.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR8985 from the Sun and relative movement

HR8985 is distant 885.87 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

271.74 pc
885.87 ly
-12 km/s
0.005 arcsec/year
-0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR8985

HR8985 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8985 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR8985. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR8985