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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:45  
clear_day Transit: 11:48  
SunsetSet: 15:51 south
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Altitude: 71.8°   Azimuth: 158.0°   Direction: South-South-East

HR396 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Andromeda.

HR396 visual magnitude is 6.29. Because of its reltive faintness, HR396 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 HR396:


HR396 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 71.8°
Azimuth: 158.0°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR396

HR396 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 HR396 are provided in the following table:

01h 23m 37s
+34° 14’ 44”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR396 in the sky:

Finder chart HR396 star
Simplified finder chart for HR396.

Visibility of HR396 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 HR396 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: 55.8°
Max altitude: 72.8°
Azimuth: 304.2°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR396

The image below is a photograph of HR396 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 HR396 is 0.229 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.116 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR396 star
DSS2 image of HR396. The red arrow shows the motion of HR396 during the next 1000 years (3.82 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.93 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR396 from the Sun and relative movement

HR396 is distant 191.99 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

58.89 pc
191.99 ly
3 km/s
0.229 arcsec/year
0.116 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR396

HR396 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR396 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR396. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR396