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north SunriseRise: 4:50  
clear_day Transit: 12:56  
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HR425 is a double giant star in the constellation of Cetus.

HR425 visual magnitude is 6.13. Because of its reltive faintness, HR425 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 HR425:

HR425 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 25°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR425

HR425 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 HR425 are provided in the following table:

01h 27m 46s
-10° 54’ 06”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR425 in the sky:

Finder chart HR425 star
Simplified finder chart for HR425.

Visibility of HR425 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 HR425 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: 100.9°
Max altitude: 27.6°
Azimuth: 259.1°
HR425 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR425

The image below is a photograph of HR425 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 HR425 is 0.18 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.019 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR425 star
DSS2 image of HR425. The red arrow shows the motion of HR425 during the next 1000 years (3.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.32 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR425 from the Sun and relative movement

HR425 is distant 356.28 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

109.29 pc
356.28 ly
4 km/s
0.18 arcsec/year
0.019 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR425

HR425 belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR425 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR425. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR425 star system properties

HR425 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of medium or large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR425 double sysyem:

1.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR425