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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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Below the horizon.  Rise: 4:38 | Tran: 7:52 | Set: 11:05
Altitude: -29.7°   Azimuth: 261.6°   Direction: West

HR268 is a hypergiant star of spectral class M0 in the constellation of Sculptor.

HR268 visual magnitude is 6.1. Because of its faintness, HR268 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR268

Finder chart HR268 star
Simplified finder chart for HR268.

HR268 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR268 are provided in the following table:

00h 55m 55s
-27° 46’ 32”
Image of HR268 star
DSS2 image of HR268. The red arrow shows the motion of HR268 during the next 100000 years (0.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR268


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR268 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR268. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR268 from the Sun and relative movement

HR268 is distant 1,862.86 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

571.43 pc
1,862.86 ly
22 km/s
0.002 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR268


Visibility of HR268 from your location

Today's HR268 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 117.8°
Max altitude: 10.7°
Azimuth: 242.2°