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Altitude: 30.8°   Azimuth: 342.5°   Direction: North-North-West

HR985 is a variable and double main-sequence star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

HR985 visual magnitude is 4.84. Because of its moderate brightness, HR985 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 HR985:


HR985 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 30.8°
Azimuth: 342.5°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR985

HR985 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR985 are provided in the following table:

03h 19m 59s
+65° 39’ 07”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR985 in the sky:

Finder chart HR985 star
Simplified finder chart for HR985.

Visibility of HR985 from your location

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

HR985 is circumpolar and transits at 03:17 UTC (altitude: 75.8°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR985

The image below is a photograph of HR985 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 HR985 is 0.015 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR985 star
DSS2 image of HR985. The red arrow shows the motion of HR985 during the next 10000 years (2.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR985 from the Sun and relative movement

HR985 is distant 800.98 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

245.70 pc
800.98 ly
-3 km/s
0.015 arcsec/year
-0.013 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR985

HR985 belongs to spectral class B2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR985 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR985. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR985 star system properties

HR985 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR985 double sysyem:

120.9 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR985