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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:48  ☀️ Transit: 13:04  🌅 Sunset: 19:21


HR284 is a variable and double giant star in the constellation of Pisces.

HR284 visual magnitude is 6.11. Because of its reltive faintness, HR284 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 HR284:

HR284 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 43°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR284

HR284 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR284 are provided in the following table:

00h 59m 49s
+06° 28’ 59”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR284 in the sky:

Finder chart HR284 star
Simplified finder chart for HR284.

Visibility of HR284 from your location

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

Today's HR284 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 83.5°
Max altitude: 45.0°
Azimuth: 276.5°
HR284 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR284

The image below is a photograph of HR284 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 HR284 is 0.023 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR284 star
DSS2 image of HR284. The red arrow shows the motion of HR284 during the next 10000 years (3.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR284 from the Sun and relative movement

HR284 is distant 1,061.89 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

325.73 pc
1,061.89 ly
-15 km/s
0.023 arcsec/year
-0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR284

HR284 belongs to spectral class M2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR284 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR284. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR284 star system properties

HR284 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR284 double sysyem:

31 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR284