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HR359

Altitude: -17.4°   Azimuth: 230.3°   Direction: South-West

HR359 is a variable hypergiant star in the constellation of Sculptor.

HR359 visual magnitude is 5.92. Because of its reltive faintness, HR359 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 HR359:

5.92
Hypergiant

HR359 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -17.4°
Azimuth: 230.3°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR359

HR359 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 HR359 are provided in the following table:

01h 12m 45s
-37° 51’ 23”
281.6°
-78.37°
Sculptor

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR359 in the sky:

Finder chart HR359 star
Simplified finder chart for HR359.

Visibility of HR359 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 HR359 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: 127.9°
Max altitude: 0.7°
Azimuth: 232.1°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR359

The image below is a photograph of HR359 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 HR359 is 0.09 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.034 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR359 star
DSS2 image of HR359. The red arrow shows the motion of HR359 during the next 10000 years (15.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR359 from the Sun and relative movement

HR359 is distant 239.35 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

73.42 pc
239.35 ly
10 km/s
0.09 arcsec/year
-0.034 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR359

HR359 belongs to spectral class F0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.

1.59
F0III
7591K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR359 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR359. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR359

SAO192980
SAO192980