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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:14 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:58
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HR259

Above the horizon.  Rise: 21:24 | Tran: 5:46 | Set: 14:05
Alt: 36.32°   Az: 264.78°   Direction: West

HR259 is a variable giant star of spectral class M4 in the constellation of Pisces.

HR259 visual magnitude is 6.2. Because of its faintness, HR259 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 HR259 star
DSS2 image of HR259. The red arrow shows the motion of HR259 during the next 10000 years (3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.50 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

00h 56m 33s
+24° 41’ 22”
04h 08m 05s
05h 04m 39s

J2000

00h 55m 14s
+24° 33’ 24”

Galactic Coordinates

124.03°
-38.31°

Finder Chart

Finder chart HR259 star
Simplified finder chart for HR259.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

6.2
Giant

-0.04
M4III
3622K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR259 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR259. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

HR259 is distant 578.01 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

177.30
578.01
-10 km/s
0.02 arcsec/y
-0.015"/y

Alternative Designations

SAO74365
SAO74365

Visibility from Your Location

Today's HR259 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 65.3°
Max altitude: 63.2°
Azimuth: 294.7°