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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:46  
clear_day Transit: 12:56  
SunsetSet: 21:07 south
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Altitude: 20.9°   Azimuth: 160.7°   Direction: South-South-East

HR405 is a star in the constellation of Cetus.

HR405 visual magnitude is 6.14. Because of its reltive faintness, HR405 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 HR405:


HR405 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 20.9°
Azimuth: 160.7°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR405

HR405 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 HR405 are provided in the following table:

01h 24m 39s
-15° 39’ 37”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR405 in the sky:

Finder chart HR405 star
Simplified finder chart for HR405.

Visibility of HR405 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 HR405 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: 105.7°
Max altitude: 22.9°
Azimuth: 254.3°
HR405 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR405

The image below is a photograph of HR405 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 HR405 is 0.012 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR405 star
DSS2 image of HR405. The red arrow shows the motion of HR405 during the next 10000 years (2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR405 from the Sun and relative movement

HR405 is distant 334.02 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.

102.46 pc
334.02 ly
13 km/s
0.012 arcsec/year
-0.005 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR405

HR405 belongs to spectral class G5


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR405 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR405. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR405