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Altitude: 17.4°   Azimuth: 355.5°   Direction: North

HR9059 is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Cassiopeia.

HR9059 visual magnitude is 5.55. Because of its reltive faintness, HR9059 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 HR9059:


HR9059 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 17.4°
Azimuth: 355.5°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR9059

HR9059 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 HR9059 are provided in the following table:

23h 57m 08s
+55° 42’ 20”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR9059 in the sky:

Finder chart HR9059 star
Simplified finder chart for HR9059.

Visibility of HR9059 from your location

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

HR9059 is circumpolar and transits at 18:36 UTC (altitude: 85.8°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR9059

The image below is a photograph of HR9059 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 HR9059 is -0.019 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.011 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR9059 star
DSS2 image of HR9059. The red arrow shows the motion of HR9059 during the next 10000 years (-3.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR9059 from the Sun and relative movement

HR9059 is distant 217.77 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.

66.80 pc
217.77 ly
13 km/s
-0.019 arcsec/year
-0.011 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR9059

HR9059 belongs to spectral class F1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR9059 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR9059. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR9059