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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]


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:

HR263 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 28°.

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:

00h 55m 42s
-07° 20’ 49”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR263 in the sky:

Finder chart HR263 star
Simplified finder chart for HR263.

Visibility of HR263 from your location

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

Today's HR263 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 97.3°
Max altitude: 31.2°
Azimuth: 262.7°
HR263 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

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.

Image of HR263 star
DSS2 image of HR263. The red arrow shows the motion of HR263 during the next 10000 years (-1.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.67 arcmin in declination);

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.

152.91 pc
498.47 ly
2 km/s
-0.007 arcsec/year
-0.046 arcsec/year

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.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR263. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR263