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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:47  
clear_day Transit: 11:49  
SunsetSet: 15:50 south
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Altitude: -12.5°   Azimuth: 267.6°   Direction: West

HR388 is a giant star in the constellation of Cetus.

HR388 visual magnitude is 6.15. Because of its reltive faintness, HR388 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 HR388:


HR388 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -12.5°
Azimuth: 267.6°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR388

HR388 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 HR388 are provided in the following table:

01h 20m 27s
-11° 14’ 20”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR388 in the sky:

Finder chart HR388 star
Simplified finder chart for HR388.

Visibility of HR388 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 HR388 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: 101.2°
Max altitude: 27.3°
Azimuth: 258.8°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR388

The image below is a photograph of HR388 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 HR388 is -0.047 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.074 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR388 star
DSS2 image of HR388. The red arrow shows the motion of HR388 during the next 10000 years (-7.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -12.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR388 from the Sun and relative movement

HR388 is distant 382.18 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

117.23 pc
382.18 ly
-11 km/s
-0.047 arcsec/year
-0.074 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR388

HR388 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR388 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR388. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR388