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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 5:54  ☀️ Transit: 12:05  🌅 Sunset: 18:16


HR249 is a giant star in the constellation of Andromeda.

HR249 visual magnitude is 6.06. Because of its reltive faintness, HR249 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 HR249:

HR249 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR249

HR249 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR249 are provided in the following table:

00h 53m 28s
+37° 25’ 05”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR249 in the sky:

Finder chart HR249 star
Simplified finder chart for HR249.

Visibility of HR249 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's HR249 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 52.6°
Max altitude: 75.9°
Azimuth: 307.4°
HR249 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR249

The image below is a photograph of HR249 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 HR249 is 0.013 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.046 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR249 star
DSS2 image of HR249. The red arrow shows the motion of HR249 during the next 10000 years (2.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR249 from the Sun and relative movement

HR249 is distant 373.85 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

114.68 pc
373.85 ly
-6 km/s
0.013 arcsec/year
-0.046 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR249

HR249 belongs to spectral class K3


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR249 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR249. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR249