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HR281

HR281 is a star in the constellation of Tucana.

HR281 visual magnitude is 6.23. Because of its reltive faintness, HR281 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 HR281:

6.23
HR281 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR281

HR281 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR281 are provided in the following table:

00h 58m 22s
-60° 41’ 47”
301.4°
-56.41°
Tucana

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR281 in the sky:

Finder chart HR281 star
Simplified finder chart for HR281.

Visibility of HR281 from your location

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

HR281 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR281

The image below is a photograph of HR281 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 HR281 is 0.05 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.018 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR281 star
DSS2 image of HR281. The red arrow shows the motion of HR281 during the next 10000 years (8.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR281 from the Sun and relative movement

HR281 is distant 557.26 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

170.94 pc
557.26 ly
7 km/s
0.05 arcsec/year
0.018 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR281

HR281 belongs to spectral class A HR281 is also a so called metallic star.

0.07
A
9028K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR281 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR281. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR281

SAO248293
SAO248293