HR174 is a double hypergiant star in the constellation of Cetus.
HR174 visual magnitude is 5.91. Because of its reltive faintness, HR174 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 HR174:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR174
HR174 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 HR174 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR174 in the sky:
Visibility of HR174 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR174
The image below is a photograph of HR174 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 HR174 is -0.013 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.
Distance of HR174 from the Sun and relative movement
HR174 is distant 575.97 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 35 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR174
HR174 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR174 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR174 star system properties
HR174 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR174 double sysyem: