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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:58 
Sunset: 21:15
sunny   (Daytime)   What's Visible Now?

HR304

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -40.5°   Azimuth: 212.0°   Direction: South-South-West

HR304 is a variable giant star of spectral class M2 in the constellation of Tucana.

HR304 visual magnitude is 6.21. Because of its faintness, HR304 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 HR304

Finder chart HR304 star
Simplified finder chart for HR304.

HR304 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 HR304 are provided in the following table:

01h 02m 42s
-65° 27’ 21”
301.05°
-51.63°
Tucana
Image of HR304 star
DSS2 image of HR304. The red arrow shows the motion of HR304 during the next 100000 years (6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR304

6.21
Giant

and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-0.75
M2III
3594K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR304 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR304. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR304 from the Sun and relative movement

HR304 is distant 802.96 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 35 kilometers per second.

246.31 pc
802.96 ly
35 km/s
0.004 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR304

SAO248308
SAO248308

Visibility of HR304 from your location

HR304 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom