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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:36  ☀️ Transit: 13:02  🌅 Sunset: 19:29


HR506 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Eridanus.

HR506 visual magnitude is 5.52. Because of its reltive faintness, HR506 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 HR506:

HR506 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR506

HR506 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 HR506 are provided in the following table:

01h 42m 29s
-53° 44’ 26”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR506 in the sky:

Finder chart HR506 star
Simplified finder chart for HR506.

Visibility of HR506 from your location

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

HR506 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR506

The image below is a photograph of HR506 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 HR506 is 0.171 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.093 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR506 star
DSS2 image of HR506. The red arrow shows the motion of HR506 during the next 1000 years (2.85 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.55 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR506 from the Sun and relative movement

HR506 is distant 56.57 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.

17.35 pc
56.57 ly
13 km/s
0.171 arcsec/year
-0.093 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR506

HR506 belongs to spectral class F9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR506 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR506. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR506