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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:37  
clear_day Transit: 11:46  
SunsetSet: 15:55 south
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Altitude: -31.7°   Azimuth: 84.7°   Direction: East

HR473 is a star in the constellation of Cetus.

HR473 visual magnitude is 5.58. Because of its reltive faintness, HR473 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 HR473:


HR473 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -31.7°
Azimuth: 84.7°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR473

HR473 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 HR473 are provided in the following table:

01h 38m 51s
-21° 16’ 31”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR473 in the sky:

Finder chart HR473 star
Simplified finder chart for HR473.

Visibility of HR473 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 HR473 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: 111.3°
Max altitude: 17.2°
Azimuth: 248.7°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR473

The image below is a photograph of HR473 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 HR473 is 0.131 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.036 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR473 star
DSS2 image of HR473. The red arrow shows the motion of HR473 during the next 1000 years (2.18 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.60 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR473 from the Sun and relative movement

HR473 is distant 229.42 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

70.37 pc
229.42 ly
14 km/s
0.131 arcsec/year
0.036 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR473

HR473 belongs to spectral class A4


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR473 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR473. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR473