HR263 is a giant star in the constellation of Cetus.
HR263 visual magnitude is 5.85. Because of its reltive faintness, HR263 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 HR263:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR263
HR263 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 HR263 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR263 in the sky:
Visibility of HR263 from your location
Today's HR263 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 HR263
The image below is a photograph of HR263 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 HR263 is -0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.046 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR263 from the Sun and relative movement
HR263 is distant 498.47 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR263
HR263 belongs to spectral class K5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR263 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.