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HR470

HR470 is a giant star in the constellation of Perseus.

HR470 visual magnitude is 6.39. Because of its reltive faintness, HR470 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 HR470:

6.39
Giant
HR470 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 18°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR470

HR470 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR470 are provided in the following table:

01h 40m 13s
+53° 52’ 05”
130.16°
-8.32°
Perseus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR470 in the sky:

Finder chart HR470 star
Simplified finder chart for HR470.

Visibility of HR470 from your location

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

HR470 is circumpolar and transits at 01:46 UTC (altitude: 87.6°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR470

The image below is a photograph of HR470 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 HR470 is -0.011 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR470 star
DSS2 image of HR470. The red arrow shows the motion of HR470 during the next 10000 years (-1.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR470 from the Sun and relative movement

HR470 is distant 616.26 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 62 kilometers per second.

189.04 pc
616.26 ly
-62 km/s
-0.011 arcsec/year
-0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR470

HR470 belongs to spectral class K5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

0.01
K5III
3635K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR470 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR470. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR470

SAO22493
SAO22493