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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:40  
clear_day Transit: 11:47  
SunsetSet: 15:53 south
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Altitude: -18.2°   Azimuth: 240.9°   Direction: West-South-West

HR116 is a giant star in the constellation of Sculptor.

HR116 visual magnitude is 6.57. Because of its reltive faintness, HR116 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 HR116:


HR116 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -18.2°
Azimuth: 240.9°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR116

HR116 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR116 are provided in the following table:

00h 29m 48s
-32° 07’ 00”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR116 in the sky:

Finder chart HR116 star
Simplified finder chart for HR116.

Visibility of HR116 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 HR116 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: 122.1°
Max altitude: 6.4°
Azimuth: 237.9°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR116

The image below is a photograph of HR116 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 HR116 is -0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.054 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR116 star
DSS2 image of HR116. The red arrow shows the motion of HR116 during the next 10000 years (-0.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -9.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR116 from the Sun and relative movement

HR116 is distant 645.54 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

198.02 pc
645.54 ly
1 km/s
-0.004 arcsec/year
-0.054 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR116

HR116 belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR116 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR116. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR116