HR228 is a double giant star in the constellation of Cetus.
HR228 visual magnitude is 5.9. Because of its reltive faintness, HR228 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 HR228:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR228
HR228 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 HR228 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR228 in the sky:
Visibility of HR228 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's HR228 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 HR228
The image below is a photograph of HR228 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 HR228 is 0.078 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.051 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR228 from the Sun and relative movement
HR228 is distant 184.18 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR228
HR228 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR228 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR228 star system properties
HR228 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 HR228 double sysyem: