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Altitude: 43.5°   Azimuth: 17.9°   Direction: North-North-East

HR9038 is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Cepheus.

HR9038 visual magnitude is 6.39. Because of its reltive faintness, HR9038 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 HR9038:


HR9038 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 43.5°
Azimuth: 17.9°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR9038

HR9038 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 HR9038 are provided in the following table:

23h 52m 25s
+75° 32’ 40”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR9038 in the sky:

Finder chart HR9038 star
Simplified finder chart for HR9038.

Visibility of HR9038 from your location

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

HR9038 is circumpolar and transits at 18:35 UTC (altitude: 65.9°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR9038

The image below is a photograph of HR9038 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 HR9038 is 0.314 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.049 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR9038 star
DSS2 image of HR9038. The red arrow shows the motion of HR9038 during the next 1000 years (5.23 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.82 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR9038 from the Sun and relative movement

HR9038 is distant 35.17 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

10.79 pc
35.17 ly
1 km/s
0.314 arcsec/year
0.049 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR9038

HR9038 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR9038 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR9038. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR9038 star system properties

HR9038 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR9038 double sysyem:

161.9 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR9038

Gl 909 A