HR42 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Sculptor.
HR42 visual magnitude is 5.94. Because of its reltive faintness, HR42 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 HR42:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR42
HR42 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR42 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR42 in the sky:
Visibility of HR42 from your location
Today's HR42 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR42
The image below is a photograph of HR42 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 HR42 is 0.026 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.069 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR42 from the Sun and relative movement
HR42 is distant 1,012.42 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 30 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR42
HR42 belongs to spectral class K5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR42 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.