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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:55  
clear_day Transit: 12:49  
SunsetSet: 18:41 south
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Altitude: 38.0°   Azimuth: 174.6°   Direction: South

HR416 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Cetus.

HR416 visual magnitude is 6.41. Because of its reltive faintness, HR416 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 HR416:


HR416 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 38.0°
Azimuth: 174.6°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR416

HR416 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 HR416 are provided in the following table:

01h 26m 27s
-00° 23’ 54”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR416 in the sky:

Finder chart HR416 star
Simplified finder chart for HR416.

Visibility of HR416 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 HR416 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: 90.4°
Max altitude: 38.1°
Azimuth: 269.6°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR416

The image below is a photograph of HR416 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 HR416 is 0.044 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR416 star
DSS2 image of HR416. The red arrow shows the motion of HR416 during the next 10000 years (7.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR416 from the Sun and relative movement

HR416 is distant 693.62 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

212.77 pc
693.62 ly
-6 km/s
0.044 arcsec/year
-0.001 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR416

HR416 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR416 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR416. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR416