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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 16.2°   Azimuth: 135.4°   Direction: South-East

HR190 is a giant star in the constellation of Cetus.

HR190 visual magnitude is 6.02. Because of its reltive faintness, HR190 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 HR190:


HR190 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 16.2°
Azimuth: 135.4°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR190

HR190 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 HR190 are provided in the following table:

00h 43m 50s
-12° 00’ 42”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR190 in the sky:

Finder chart HR190 star
Simplified finder chart for HR190.

Visibility of HR190 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 HR190 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: 102.0°
Max altitude: 26.5°
Azimuth: 258.0°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR190

The image below is a photograph of HR190 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 HR190 is 0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.204 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR190 star
DSS2 image of HR190. The red arrow shows the motion of HR190 during the next 1000 years (0.12 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.40 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR190 from the Sun and relative movement

HR190 is distant 173.77 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

53.30 pc
173.77 ly
-9 km/s
0.007 arcsec/year
-0.204 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR190

HR190 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR190 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR190. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR190