HR218 is a giant star in the constellation of Cetus.
HR218 visual magnitude is 5.7. Because of its reltive faintness, HR218 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 HR218:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR218
HR218 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 HR218 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR218 in the sky:
Visibility of HR218 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's HR218 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR218
The image below is a photograph of HR218 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 HR218 is 0.043 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.031 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR218 from the Sun and relative movement
HR218 is distant 401.97 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR218
HR218 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR218 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.