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HR986 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Perseus.

HR986 visual magnitude is 5.96. Because of its reltive faintness, HR986 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 HR986:

HR986 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 3°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR986

HR986 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 HR986 are provided in the following table:

03h 17m 45s
+39° 16’ 59”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR986 in the sky:

Finder chart HR986 star
Simplified finder chart for HR986.

Visibility of HR986 from your location

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

HR986 is circumpolar and transits at 03:23 UTC (altitude: 77.8°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR986

The image below is a photograph of HR986 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 HR986 is 0.022 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.02 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR986 star
DSS2 image of HR986. The red arrow shows the motion of HR986 during the next 10000 years (3.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR986 from the Sun and relative movement

HR986 is distant 607.08 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.

186.22 pc
607.08 ly
27 km/s
0.022 arcsec/year
-0.02 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR986

HR986 belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR986 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR986. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR986