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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:58 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:09
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HR906

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 43.0°   Azimuth: 358.4°   Direction: North

HR906 is a variable and double giant star of spectral class A7 in the constellation of Cepheus.

HR906 visual magnitude is 5.95. Because of its faintness, HR906 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

HR906 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere.

Image of HR906 star
DSS2 image of HR906. The red arrow shows the motion of HR906 during the next 10000 years (-6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.50 arcmin in declination);

Apparent Coordinates

03h 15m 42s
+81° 33’ 40”
11h 24m 35s

J2000 Coordinates

03h 11m 42s
+81° 28’ 14”

Galactic Coordinates

128.14°
20.05°

Finder Chart

Finder chart HR906 star
Simplified finder chart for HR906.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

5.95
Giant

1.99
A7III
8571K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR906 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR906. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Star System Properties

HR906 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR906 double sysyem:

5.95
10.95
5
24.2 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

HR906 is distant 202.11 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

62.00 pc
202.11 ly
-3 km/s
-0.04 arcsec/y
-0.009 "/y

Alternative Designations

SAO500
SAO500

Visibility from Your Location

HR906 is circumpolar and transits at 07:44 UTC (altitude: 60.0°)