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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
sunny   (Daytime)   What's Visible Now?


Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -21.4°   Azimuth: 160.3°   Direction: South-South-East

HR487 is a double main-sequence star of spectral class K5 in the constellation of Eridanus.

HR487 visual magnitude is 5.76. Because of its faintness, HR487 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR487

Finder chart HR487 star
Simplified finder chart for HR487.

HR487 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR487 are provided in the following table:

01h 39m 47s
-56° 11’ 40”
Image of HR487 star
DSS2 image of HR487. The red arrow shows the motion of HR487 during the next 1000 years (4.65 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR487


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR487 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR487. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR487 star system properties

HR487 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR487 double sysyem:

10.8 arcsec

Distance of HR487 from the Sun and relative movement

HR487 is distant 26.56 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.

8.15 pc
26.56 ly
20 km/s
0.279 arcsec/year
0.02 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR487


Visibility of HR487 from your location

HR487 is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK