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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:48  
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Altitude: 37.1°   Azimuth: 80.4°   Direction: East

HR9074 is a multiple hypergiant star in the constellation of Andromeda.

HR9074 visual magnitude is 6.58. Because of its reltive faintness, HR9074 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 HR9074:


HR9074 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 37.1°
Azimuth: 80.4°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR9074

HR9074 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 HR9074 are provided in the following table:

23h 59m 29s
+33° 43’ 27”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR9074 in the sky:

Finder chart HR9074 star
Simplified finder chart for HR9074.

Visibility of HR9074 from your location

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

Today's HR9074 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 56.3°
Max altitude: 72.2°
Azimuth: 303.7°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR9074

The image below is a photograph of HR9074 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 HR9074 is -0.06 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.08 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR9074 star
DSS2 image of HR9074. The red arrow shows the motion of HR9074 during the next 10000 years (-10.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -13.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR9074 from the Sun and relative movement

HR9074 is distant 94.57 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

29.01 pc
94.57 ly
-8 km/s
-0.06 arcsec/year
-0.08 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR9074

HR9074 belongs to spectral class G0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR9074 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR9074. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR9074 star system properties

HR9074 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of medium or large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR9074 double sysyem:

1.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR9074

NN 4384 A