HR492 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Cetus.
HR492 visual magnitude is 5.75. Because of its reltive faintness, HR492 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 HR492:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR492
HR492 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 HR492 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR492 in the sky:
Visibility of HR492 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR492
The image below is a photograph of HR492 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 HR492 is 0.043 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.412 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR492 from the Sun and relative movement
HR492 is distant 121.51 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR492
HR492 belongs to spectral class F5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR492 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR492 star system properties
HR492 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of medium or large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR492 double sysyem: