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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:58 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:09
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Above the horizon.  Rise: 1:36 | Tran: 7:16 | Set: 12:55
Altitude: 31.9°   Azimuth: 205.4°   Direction: South-South-West

HR500 is a bright giant star of spectral class K3 in the constellation of Cetus.

HR500 visual magnitude is 4.99. Because of its moderate brightness, HR500 is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

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.

Image of HR500 star
DSS2 image of HR500. The red arrow shows the motion of HR500 during the next 10000 years (-1.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.33 arcmin in declination);

Apparent Coordinates

01h 43m 58s
-03° 34’ 02”

J2000 Coordinates

01h 42m 43s
-03° 41’ 25”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart HR500 star
Simplified finder chart for HR500.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

Bright giant


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR500 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR500. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

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.

369.00 pc
1,202.95 ly
-34 km/s
-0.007 arcsec/y
-0.032 "/y

Alternative Designations


Visibility from Your Location

Today's HR500 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 93.7°
Max altitude: 34.8°
Azimuth: 266.3°