HR227 is a double giant star in the constellation of Cetus.
HR227 visual magnitude is 5.59. Because of its reltive faintness, HR227 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 HR227:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR227
HR227 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 HR227 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR227 in the sky:
Visibility of HR227 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR227
The image below is a photograph of HR227 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 HR227 is 0.105 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.104 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR227 from the Sun and relative movement
HR227 is distant 325.35 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR227
HR227 belongs to spectral class K5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR227 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR227 star system properties
HR227 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR227 double sysyem: