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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:40  
clear_day Transit: 11:47  
SunsetSet: 15:53 south
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Altitude: -10.0°   Azimuth: 220.8°   Direction: South-West

HR498 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Sculptor.

HR498 visual magnitude is 5.72. Because of its reltive faintness, HR498 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 HR498:


HR498 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -10.0°
Azimuth: 220.8°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR498

HR498 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 HR498 are provided in the following table:

01h 42m 02s
-36° 49’ 57”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR498 in the sky:

Finder chart HR498 star
Simplified finder chart for HR498.

Visibility of HR498 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 HR498 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: 126.8°
Max altitude: 1.7°
Azimuth: 233.2°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR498

The image below is a photograph of HR498 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 HR498 is -0.028 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.021 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR498 star
DSS2 image of HR498. The red arrow shows the motion of HR498 during the next 10000 years (-4.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR498 from the Sun and relative movement

HR498 is distant 304.39 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.

93.37 pc
304.39 ly
17 km/s
-0.028 arcsec/year
-0.021 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR498

HR498 belongs to spectral class A1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR498 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR498. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR498