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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]


HR528 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Fornax.

HR528 visual magnitude is 6.32. Because of its reltive faintness, HR528 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 HR528:

HR528 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR528

HR528 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 HR528 are provided in the following table:

01h 47m 47s
-37° 09’ 34”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR528 in the sky:

Finder chart HR528 star
Simplified finder chart for HR528.

Visibility of HR528 from your location

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

Today's HR528 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 127.2°
Max altitude: 1.4°
Azimuth: 232.8°
HR528 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR528

The image below is a photograph of HR528 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 HR528 is 0.008 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 HR528 star
DSS2 image of HR528. The red arrow shows the motion of HR528 during the next 10000 years (1.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR528 from the Sun and relative movement

HR528 is distant 557.26 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

170.94 pc
557.26 ly
15 km/s
0.008 arcsec/year
0.011 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR528

HR528 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR528 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR528. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR528