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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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Above the horizon.  Rise: 3:32 | Tran: 7:29 | Set: 11:25
Altitude: 13.2°   Azimuth: 204.0°   Direction: South-South-West

HR197 is a giant star of spectral class F1 in the constellation of Cetus.

HR197 visual magnitude is 5.24. Because of its faintness, HR197 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 HR197

Finder chart HR197 star
Simplified finder chart for HR197.

HR197 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 HR197 are provided in the following table:

00h 44m 44s
-22° 00’ 21”
Image of HR197 star
DSS2 image of HR197. The red arrow shows the motion of HR197 during the next 10000 years (-11.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 13.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR197


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


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR197 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR197. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR197 from the Sun and relative movement

HR197 is distant 90.76 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

27.84 pc
90.76 ly
12 km/s
-0.066 arcsec/year
0.083 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR197


Visibility of HR197 from your location

Today's HR197 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 112.0°
Max altitude: 16.5°
Azimuth: 248.0°