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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:51  
clear_day Transit: 11:50  
SunsetSet: 15:49 south
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Altitude: -18.7°   Azimuth: 61.5°   Direction: East-North-East

HR392 is a giant star in the constellation of Cetus.

HR392 visual magnitude is 6.2. Because of its reltive faintness, HR392 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 HR392:


HR392 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -18.7°
Azimuth: 61.5°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR392

HR392 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 HR392 are provided in the following table:

01h 22m 36s
+01° 43’ 35”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR392 in the sky:

Finder chart HR392 star
Simplified finder chart for HR392.

Visibility of HR392 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 HR392 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: 88.3°
Max altitude: 40.2°
Azimuth: 271.7°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR392

The image below is a photograph of HR392 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 HR392 is 0.066 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.048 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR392 star
DSS2 image of HR392. The red arrow shows the motion of HR392 during the next 10000 years (11.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR392 from the Sun and relative movement

HR392 is distant 838.05 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

257.07 pc
838.05 ly
-16 km/s
0.066 arcsec/year
-0.048 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR392

HR392 belongs to spectral class K5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR392 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR392. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR392