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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:37  
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Altitude: 42.3°   Azimuth: 31.6°   Direction: North-North-East

HR9005 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Cepheus.

HR9005 visual magnitude is 5.95. Because of its reltive faintness, HR9005 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 HR9005:


HR9005 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 42.3°
Azimuth: 31.6°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR9005

HR9005 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR9005 are provided in the following table:

23h 46m 36s
+66° 46’ 55”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR9005 in the sky:

Finder chart HR9005 star
Simplified finder chart for HR9005.

Visibility of HR9005 from your location

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

HR9005 is circumpolar and transits at 19:16 UTC (altitude: 74.7°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR9005

The image below is a photograph of HR9005 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 HR9005 is 0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR9005 star
DSS2 image of HR9005. The red arrow shows the motion of HR9005 during the next 100000 years (6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR9005 from the Sun and relative movement

HR9005 is distant 1,734.04 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

531.91 pc
1,734.04 ly
-14 km/s
0.004 arcsec/year
0.001 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR9005

HR9005 belongs to spectral class B2 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR9005 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR9005. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR9005