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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:48  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:34
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Altitude: -34.3°   Azimuth: 261.6°   Direction: West

HR532 is a giant star in the constellation of Fornax.

HR532 visual magnitude is 6.34. Because of its reltive faintness, HR532 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR532 is 0.101 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.026 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR532 star
DSS2 image of HR532. The red arrow shows the motion of HR532 during the next 1000 years (1.68 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.43 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR532


HR532 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -34.3°
Azimuth: 261.6°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR532

HR532 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR532 are provided in the following table:

01h 49m 19s
-31° 04’ 22”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR532 in the sky:

Finder chart HR532 star
Simplified finder chart for HR532.

Visibility of HR532 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 HR532 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: 121.1°
Max altitude: 7.4°
Azimuth: 238.9°

Distance of HR532 from the Sun and relative movement

HR532 is distant 443.54 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.

136.05 pc
443.54 ly
20 km/s
0.101 arcsec/year
-0.026 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR532

HR532 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 HR532 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR532. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR532