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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:52  
clear_day Transit: 12:49  
SunsetSet: 18:46 south
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Altitude: -48.4°   Azimuth: 43.0°   Direction: North-East

HR206 is a double sub-giant star in the constellation of Cetus.

HR206 visual magnitude is 6.47. Because of its reltive faintness, HR206 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 HR206:


HR206 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -48.4°
Azimuth: 43.0°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR206

HR206 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 HR206 are provided in the following table:

00h 45m 41s
-16° 25’ 27”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR206 in the sky:

Finder chart HR206 star
Simplified finder chart for HR206.

Visibility of HR206 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 HR206 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: 106.4°
Max altitude: 22.1°
Azimuth: 253.6°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR206

The image below is a photograph of HR206 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 HR206 is 0.014 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR206 star
DSS2 image of HR206. The red arrow shows the motion of HR206 during the next 10000 years (2.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR206 from the Sun and relative movement

HR206 is distant 286.47 light years from the Sun

87.87 pc
286.47 ly
0.014 arcsec/year
-0.005 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR206

HR206 belongs to spectral class F1 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR206 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR206. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR206 star system properties

HR206 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR206 double sysyem:

3 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR206