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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:59  
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SunsetSet: 17:25
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Altitude: 69.7°   Azimuth: 287.6°   Direction: West-North-West

HR96 is a variable sub-giant star in the constellation of Cassiopeia.

HR96 visual magnitude is 5.74. Because of its reltive faintness, HR96 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR96 is 0.023 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR96 star
DSS2 image of HR96. The red arrow shows the motion of HR96 during the next 10000 years (3.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR96


HR96 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 69.7°
Azimuth: 287.6°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR96

HR96 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 HR96 are provided in the following table:

00h 25m 06s
+53° 02’ 48”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR96 in the sky:

Finder chart HR96 star
Simplified finder chart for HR96.

Visibility of HR96 from your location

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

HR96 is circumpolar and transits at 14:13 UTC (altitude: 88.4°)

Distance of HR96 from the Sun and relative movement

HR96 is distant 528.36 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

162.07 pc
528.36 ly
10 km/s
0.023 arcsec/year
-0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR96

HR96 belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR96 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR96. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR96