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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:04  
clear_day Transit: 12:47  
SunsetSet: 18:30 south
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Altitude: -10.9°   Azimuth: 313.2°   Direction: North-West

HR344 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Pisces.

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


HR344 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -10.9°
Azimuth: 313.2°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 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”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR344 in the sky:

Finder chart HR344 star
Simplified finder chart for HR344.

Visibility of HR344 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 HR344 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: 74.3°
Max altitude: 54.2°
Azimuth: 285.7°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR344

The image below is a photograph of HR344 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 HR344 is 0.031 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.021 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

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

Spectral properties of HR344

HR344 belongs to spectral class M0 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

Alternative designations of HR344