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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
wb_twilight   (Civil Twilight)   What's Visible Now?


Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -72.4°   Azimuth: 132.1°   Direction: South-East

HR281 is a star of spectral class A in the constellation of Tucana.

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

Finder chart HR281 star
Simplified finder chart for HR281.

HR281 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 HR281 are provided in the following table:

00h 58m 22s
-60° 41’ 47”
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);

Key facts about HR281


HR281 is also a so called metallic star.


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

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

Alternative designations of HR281


Visibility of HR281 from your location

HR281 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom