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HR1877

HR1877 is a giant star in the constellation of Columba.

HR1877 visual magnitude is 5.48. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1877 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 HR1877:

5.48
Giant
HR1877 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1877

HR1877 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1877 are provided in the following table:

05h 32m 51s
-38° 30’ 47”
243.44°
-31.2°
Columba

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1877 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1877 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1877.

Visibility of HR1877 from your location

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

Today's HR1877 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 128.5°
Max altitude: 0.0°
Azimuth: 231.5°
HR1877 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1877

The image below is a photograph of HR1877 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 HR1877 is 0.04 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1877 star
DSS2 image of HR1877. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1877 during the next 10000 years (6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1877 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1877 is distant 172.30 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

52.85 pc
172.30 ly
-1 km/s
0.04 arcsec/year
-0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1877

HR1877 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

1.86
K2III
4270K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1877 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1877. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1877

SAO195948
SAO195948