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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:48  
clear_day Transit: 11:49  
SunsetSet: 15:50 south
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Altitude: -52.4°   Azimuth: 39.5°   Direction: North-East

HR394 is a double sub-giant star in the constellation of Cetus.

HR394 visual magnitude is 6.35. Because of its reltive faintness, HR394 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 HR394:


HR394 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -52.4°
Azimuth: 39.5°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR394

HR394 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 HR394 are provided in the following table:

01h 22m 30s
-19° 04’ 53”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR394 in the sky:

Finder chart HR394 star
Simplified finder chart for HR394.

Visibility of HR394 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 HR394 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: 109.1°
Max altitude: 19.4°
Azimuth: 250.9°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR394

The image below is a photograph of HR394 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 HR394 is -0.056 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.071 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR394 star
DSS2 image of HR394. The red arrow shows the motion of HR394 during the next 10000 years (-9.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -11.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR394 from the Sun and relative movement

HR394 is distant 193.82 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

59.45 pc
193.82 ly
-5 km/s
-0.056 arcsec/year
-0.071 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR394

HR394 belongs to spectral class F6 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR394 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR394. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR394 star system properties

HR394 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR394 double sysyem:

5 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR394