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Altitude: 30.6°   Azimuth: 306.6°   Direction: North-West

HR272 is a giant star in the constellation of Andromeda.

HR272 visual magnitude is 6.12. Because of its reltive faintness, HR272 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 HR272:


HR272 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 30.6°
Azimuth: 306.6°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR272

HR272 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 HR272 are provided in the following table:

00h 57m 39s
+45° 50’ 22”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR272 in the sky:

Finder chart HR272 star
Simplified finder chart for HR272.

Visibility of HR272 from your location

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

HR272 is circumpolar and transits at 20:00 UTC (altitude: 84.4°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR272

The image below is a photograph of HR272 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 HR272 is 0.013 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR272 star
DSS2 image of HR272. The red arrow shows the motion of HR272 during the next 10000 years (2.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR272 from the Sun and relative movement

HR272 is distant 439.35 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

134.77 pc
439.35 ly
5 km/s
0.013 arcsec/year
0.005 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR272

HR272 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR272 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR272. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR272