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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:12 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:59
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HR227

Below the horizon.  Rise: 0:52 | Tran: 5:44 | Set: 10:33
Alt: -23.98°   Az: 81.33°   Direction: East

HR227 is a double giant star of spectral class K5 in the constellation of Cetus.

HR227 visual magnitude is 5.59. Because of its faintness, HR227 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.

Image of HR227 star
DSS2 image of HR227. The red arrow shows the motion of HR227 during the next 1000 years (1.75 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.73 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

00h 50m 39s
-13° 25’ 40”
16h 32m 52s
17h 23m 32s

J2000

00h 49m 25s
-13° 33’ 41”

Galactic Coordinates

120.84°
-76.42°

Finder Chart

Finder chart HR227 star
Simplified finder chart for HR227.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

5.59
Giant

0.59
K5III
4121K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR227 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR227. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

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:

5.59
11.79
6.2
1.3 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

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.

99.80
325.35
4 km/s
0.105 arcsec/y
-0.104"/y

Alternative Designations

SAO147464
SAO147464

Visibility from Your Location

Today's HR227 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 103.4°
Max altitude: 25.1°
Azimuth: 256.6°