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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:46  
clear_day Transit: 12:56  
SunsetSet: 21:07 south
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Altitude: -11.1°   Azimuth: 246.2°   Direction: West-South-West

HR232 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Cetus.

HR232 visual magnitude is 6.28. Because of its reltive faintness, HR232 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 HR232:


HR232 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -11.1°
Azimuth: 246.2°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR232

HR232 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 HR232 are provided in the following table:

00h 49m 33s
-23° 21’ 42”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR232 in the sky:

Finder chart HR232 star
Simplified finder chart for HR232.

Visibility of HR232 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 HR232 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: 113.4°
Max altitude: 15.2°
Azimuth: 246.6°
HR232 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR232

The image below is a photograph of HR232 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 HR232 is -0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR232 star
DSS2 image of HR232. The red arrow shows the motion of HR232 during the next 100000 years (-13.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR232 from the Sun and relative movement

HR232 is distant 857.89 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

263.16 pc
857.89 ly
12 km/s
-0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR232

HR232 belongs to spectral class A3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR232 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR232. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR232