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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:58 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:09
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Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 9.7°   Azimuth: 17.4°   Direction: North-North-East

HR272 is a giant star of spectral class K2 in the constellation of Andromeda.

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

HR272 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

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);

Apparent Coordinates

00h 59m 03s
+45° 58’ 18”
13h 38m 44s

J2000 Coordinates

00h 57m 39s
+45° 50’ 22”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart HR272 star
Simplified finder chart for HR272.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



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

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

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/y
0.005 "/y

Alternative Designations


Visibility from Your Location

HR272 is circumpolar and transits at 05:31 UTC (altitude: 84.4°)