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HR387

HR387 is a giant star in the constellation of Cetus.

HR387 visual magnitude is 6.23. Because of its reltive faintness, HR387 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 HR387:

6.23
Giant
HR387 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR387

HR387 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 HR387 are provided in the following table:

01h 20m 34s
-03° 14’ 48”
140.45°
-65.12°
Cetus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR387 in the sky:

Finder chart HR387 star
Simplified finder chart for HR387.

Visibility of HR387 from your location

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

Today's HR387 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 93.2°
Max altitude: 35.3°
Azimuth: 266.8°
HR387 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR387

The image below is a photograph of HR387 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 HR387 is -0.013 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR387 star
DSS2 image of HR387. The red arrow shows the motion of HR387 during the next 10000 years (-2.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR387 from the Sun and relative movement

HR387 is distant 528.36 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

162.07 pc
528.36 ly
-3 km/s
-0.013 arcsec/year
0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR387

HR387 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

0.18
K1III
4695K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR387 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR387. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR387

SAO129239
SAO129239