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:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR259 in the sky:
Visibility of HR259 from your location
Today's HR259 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
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.
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.
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.