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Altitude: 69.9°   Azimuth: 272.8°   Direction: West

HR36 is a giant star in the constellation of Andromeda.

HR36 visual magnitude is 6.16. Because of its reltive faintness, HR36 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 HR36:


HR36 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 69.9°
Azimuth: 272.8°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR36

HR36 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR36 are provided in the following table:

00h 11m 59s
+48° 09’ 09”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR36 in the sky:

Finder chart HR36 star
Simplified finder chart for HR36.

Visibility of HR36 from your location

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

HR36 is circumpolar and transits at 19:22 UTC (altitude: 86.7°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR36

The image below is a photograph of HR36 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 HR36 is 0.058 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.017 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR36 star
DSS2 image of HR36. The red arrow shows the motion of HR36 during the next 10000 years (9.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR36 from the Sun and relative movement

HR36 is distant 549.75 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

168.63 pc
549.75 ly
16 km/s
0.058 arcsec/year
0.017 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR36

HR36 belongs to spectral class K4


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR36 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR36. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR36