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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:59  
clear_day Transit: 12:48  
SunsetSet: 18:36 south
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Altitude: -1.1°   Azimuth: 305.9°   Direction: North-West

HR397 is a star in the constellation of Pisces.

HR397 visual magnitude is 5.97. Because of its reltive faintness, HR397 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 HR397:


HR397 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -1.1°
Azimuth: 305.9°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR397

HR397 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 HR397 are provided in the following table:

01h 23m 24s
+20° 28’ 08”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR397 in the sky:

Finder chart HR397 star
Simplified finder chart for HR397.

Visibility of HR397 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 HR397 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: 69.5°
Max altitude: 59.0°
Azimuth: 290.5°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR397

The image below is a photograph of HR397 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 HR397 is -0.009 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR397 star
DSS2 image of HR397. The red arrow shows the motion of HR397 during the next 100000 years (-15.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -11.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR397 from the Sun and relative movement

HR397 is distant 827.41 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

253.81 pc
827.41 ly
-11 km/s
-0.009 arcsec/year
-0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR397

HR397 belongs to spectral class K5


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR397 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR397. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR397