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

HR259 visual magnitude is 6.2. Because of its reltive faintness, HR259 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 HR259:

HR259 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 47°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR259

HR259 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 HR259 are provided in the following table:

00h 55m 14s
+24° 33’ 24”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR259 in the sky:

Finder chart HR259 star
Simplified finder chart for HR259.

Visibility of HR259 from your location

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

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

Azimuth: 65.4°
Max altitude: 63.1°
Azimuth: 294.6°
HR259 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR259

The image below is a photograph of HR259 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 HR259 is 0.02 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.015 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

Distance of HR259 from the Sun and relative movement

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 pc
578.01 ly
-10 km/s
0.02 arcsec/year
-0.015 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR259

HR259 belongs to spectral class M4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


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

Alternative designations of HR259