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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:40  
clear_day Transit: 11:47  
SunsetSet: 15:53 south
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Altitude: -12.3°   Azimuth: 237.6°   Direction: West-South-West

HR300 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Sculptor.

HR300 visual magnitude is 6.29. Because of its reltive faintness, HR300 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 HR300:


HR300 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -12.3°
Azimuth: 237.6°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR300

HR300 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 HR300 are provided in the following table:

01h 03m 17s
-29° 31’ 32”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR300 in the sky:

Finder chart HR300 star
Simplified finder chart for HR300.

Visibility of HR300 from your location

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

Today's HR300 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 119.5°
Max altitude: 9.0°
Azimuth: 240.5°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR300

The image below is a photograph of HR300 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 HR300 is -0.114 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.03 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR300 star
DSS2 image of HR300. The red arrow shows the motion of HR300 during the next 1000 years (-1.90 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR300 from the Sun and relative movement

HR300 is distant 365.06 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 57 kilometers per second.

111.98 pc
365.06 ly
57 km/s
-0.114 arcsec/year
-0.03 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR300

HR300 belongs to spectral class G5 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR300 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR300. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR300