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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:47  
clear_day Transit: 11:49  
SunsetSet: 15:50 south
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Altitude: -2.5°   Azimuth: 57.6°   Direction: East-North-East

HR515 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Pisces.

HR515 visual magnitude is 6.55. Because of its reltive faintness, HR515 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 HR515:


HR515 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -2.5°
Azimuth: 57.6°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR515

HR515 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 HR515 are provided in the following table:

01h 46m 35s
+17° 24’ 47”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR515 in the sky:

Finder chart HR515 star
Simplified finder chart for HR515.

Visibility of HR515 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 HR515 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: 72.6°
Max altitude: 55.9°
Azimuth: 287.4°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR515

The image below is a photograph of HR515 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 HR515 is 0.053 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.011 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR515 star
DSS2 image of HR515. The red arrow shows the motion of HR515 during the next 10000 years (8.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR515 from the Sun and relative movement

HR515 is distant 707.16 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

216.92 pc
707.16 ly
-1 km/s
0.053 arcsec/year
0.011 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR515

HR515 belongs to spectral class A9 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR515 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR515. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR515