HR159 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Cetus.
HR159 visual magnitude is 5.57. Because of its reltive faintness, HR159 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 HR159:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR159
HR159 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR159 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR159 in the sky:
Visibility of HR159 from your location
Today's HR159 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR159
The image below is a photograph of HR159 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 HR159 is 1.39 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.012 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR159 from the Sun and relative movement
HR159 is distant 50.64 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR159
HR159 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR159 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR159 star system properties
HR159 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 HR159 double sysyem: