HR46 is a variable and double giant star in the constellation of Cetus.
HR46 visual magnitude is 5.12. Because of its reltive faintness, HR46 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 HR46:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR46
HR46 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 HR46 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR46 in the sky:
Visibility of HR46 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR46
The image below is a photograph of HR46 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 HR46 is 0.059 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR46 from the Sun and relative movement
HR46 is distant 625.72 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR46
HR46 belongs to spectral class M3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR46 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR46 star system properties
HR46 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR46 double sysyem: