HR256 is a giant star in the constellation of Cassiopeia.
HR256 visual magnitude is 6.27. Because of its reltive faintness, HR256 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 HR256:
HR256 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR256
HR256 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 HR256 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR256 in the sky:
Visibility of HR256 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
HR256 is circumpolar and transits at 08:05 UTC (altitude: 87.2°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR256
The image below is a photograph of HR256 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 HR256 is -0.022 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR256 from the Sun and relative movement
HR256 is distant 802.96 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 52 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR256
HR256 belongs to spectral class M2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR256 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.