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HR426

HR426 is a variable and double giant star in the constellation of Pisces.

HR426 visual magnitude is 6.2. Because of its reltive faintness, HR426 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 HR426:

6.2
Giant
HR426 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 41°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR426

HR426 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 HR426 are provided in the following table:

01h 28m 22s
+07° 57’ 41”
138.54°
-53.79°
Pisces

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR426 in the sky:

Finder chart HR426 star
Simplified finder chart for HR426.

Visibility of HR426 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's HR426 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 82.0°
Max altitude: 46.5°
Azimuth: 278.0°
HR426 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR426

The image below is a photograph of HR426 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 HR426 is 0.112 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR426 star
DSS2 image of HR426. The red arrow shows the motion of HR426 during the next 1000 years (1.87 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.05 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR426 from the Sun and relative movement

HR426 is distant 366.70 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

112.49 pc
366.70 ly
2 km/s
0.112 arcsec/year
-0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR426

HR426 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

0.94
K1III
4472K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR426 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR426. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR426 star system properties

HR426 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR426 double sysyem:

6.2
8.3
2.1
69 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR426

SAO109907
SAO109907