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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 14.1°   Azimuth: 348.1°   Direction: North-North-West

HR9066 is a variable and multiple giant star in the constellation of Cassiopeia.

HR9066 visual magnitude is 4.8. Because of its moderate brightness, HR9066 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR9066:


HR9066 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 14.1°
Azimuth: 348.1°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR9066

HR9066 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 HR9066 are provided in the following table:

23h 58m 24s
+51° 23’ 18”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR9066 in the sky:

Finder chart HR9066 star
Simplified finder chart for HR9066.

Visibility of HR9066 from your location

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

HR9066 is circumpolar and transits at 23:48 UTC (altitude: 89.9°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR9066

The image below is a photograph of HR9066 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 HR9066 is 0.08 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR9066 star
DSS2 image of HR9066. The red arrow shows the motion of HR9066 during the next 10000 years (13.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.50 arcmin in declination);

Spectral properties of HR9066

HR9066 belongs to spectral class M7 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


HR9066 star system properties

HR9066 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 HR9066 double sysyem:

29.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR9066