HR500 is a bright giant star in the constellation of Cetus.
HR500 visual magnitude is 4.99. Because of its moderate brightness, HR500 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about HR500:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR500
HR500 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 HR500 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR500 in the sky:
Visibility of HR500 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's HR500 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR500
The image below is a photograph of HR500 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 HR500 is -0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.032 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR500 from the Sun and relative movement
HR500 is distant 1,202.95 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 34 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR500
HR500 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR500 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.