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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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Above the horizon.  Rise: 4:32 | Tran: 7:29 | Set: 10:27
Altitude: 8.7°   Azimuth: 186.0°   Direction: South

HR138 is a giant star of spectral class K2 in the constellation of Sculptor.

HR138 visual magnitude is 5.55. Because of its faintness, HR138 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR138

Finder chart HR138 star
Simplified finder chart for HR138.

HR138 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 HR138 are provided in the following table:

00h 33m 41s
-29° 33’ 29”
Image of HR138 star
DSS2 image of HR138. The red arrow shows the motion of HR138 during the next 10000 years (-4.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR138


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR138 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR138. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR138 from the Sun and relative movement

HR138 is distant 496.95 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

152.44 pc
496.95 ly
-9 km/s
-0.026 arcsec/year
-0.03 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR138


Visibility of HR138 from your location

Today's HR138 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 119.6°
Max altitude: 9.0°
Azimuth: 240.4°