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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

HR260

HR260 is a giant star in the constellation of Cassiopeia.

HR260 visual magnitude is 6.21. Because of its reltive faintness, HR260 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 HR260:

6.21
Giant
HR260 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 21°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR260

HR260 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 HR260 are provided in the following table:

00h 56m 12s
+57° 59’ 48”
123.57°
-4.87°
Cassiopeia

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR260 in the sky:

Finder chart HR260 star
Simplified finder chart for HR260.

Visibility of HR260 from your location

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

HR260 is circumpolar and transits at 15:46 UTC (altitude: 83.5°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR260

The image below is a photograph of HR260 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 HR260 is 0.037 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.014 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR260 star
DSS2 image of HR260. The red arrow shows the motion of HR260 during the next 10000 years (6.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR260 from the Sun and relative movement

HR260 is distant 496.95 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 30 kilometers per second.

152.44 pc
496.95 ly
-30 km/s
0.037 arcsec/year
-0.014 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR260

HR260 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

0.29
K3III
4000K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR260 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR260. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR260

SAO21846
SAO21846