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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:38  ☀️ Transit: 13:03  🌅 Sunset: 19:28


HR560 is a variable and double main-sequence star in the constellation of Cetus.

HR560 visual magnitude is 6.01. Because of its reltive faintness, HR560 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 HR560:

HR560 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR560

HR560 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 HR560 are provided in the following table:

01h 55m 53s
+01° 50’ 58”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR560 in the sky:

Finder chart HR560 star
Simplified finder chart for HR560.

Visibility of HR560 from your location

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

Today's HR560 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 88.2°
Max altitude: 40.4°
Azimuth: 271.8°
HR560 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR560

The image below is a photograph of HR560 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 HR560 is 0.158 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.184 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR560 star
DSS2 image of HR560. The red arrow shows the motion of HR560 during the next 1000 years (2.63 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.07 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR560 from the Sun and relative movement

HR560 is distant 126.80 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 30 kilometers per second.

38.90 pc
126.80 ly
30 km/s
0.158 arcsec/year
0.184 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR560

HR560 belongs to spectral class F7 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR560 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR560. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR560 star system properties

HR560 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of medium or large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR560 double sysyem:

1.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR560