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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:45  ☀️ Transit: 13:03  🌅 Sunset: 19:23


HR505 is a giant star in the constellation of Hydrus.

HR505 visual magnitude is 5.71. Because of its reltive faintness, HR505 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 HR505:

HR505 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR505

HR505 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR505 are provided in the following table:

01h 41m 48s
-60° 47’ 21”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR505 in the sky:

Finder chart HR505 star
Simplified finder chart for HR505.

Visibility of HR505 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

HR505 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR505

The image below is a photograph of HR505 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 HR505 is 0.015 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.041 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR505 star
DSS2 image of HR505. The red arrow shows the motion of HR505 during the next 10000 years (2.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR505 from the Sun and relative movement

HR505 is distant 370.88 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

113.77 pc
370.88 ly
2 km/s
0.015 arcsec/year
-0.041 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR505

HR505 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR505 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR505. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR505