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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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Above the horizon.  Rise: 0:42 | Tran: 8:06 | Set: 15:26
Altitude: 22.4°   Azimuth: 267.3°   Direction: West

HR344 is a hypergiant star of spectral class M0 in the constellation of Pisces.

HR344 visual magnitude is 6.06. Because of its faintness, HR344 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 HR344

Finder chart HR344 star
Simplified finder chart for HR344.

HR344 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 HR344 are provided in the following table:

01h 10m 11s
+15° 40’ 27”
Image of HR344 star
DSS2 image of HR344. The red arrow shows the motion of HR344 during the next 10000 years (5.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR344


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


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR344 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR344. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR344 from the Sun and relative movement

HR344 is distant 557.26 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

170.94 pc
557.26 ly
-3 km/s
0.031 arcsec/year
-0.021 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR344


Visibility of HR344 from your location

Today's HR344 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 74.3°
Max altitude: 54.2°
Azimuth: 285.7°