HR587 is a variable and double giant star in the constellation of Cetus.
HR587 visual magnitude is 5.51. Because of its reltive faintness, HR587 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 HR587:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR587
HR587 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 HR587 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR587 in the sky:
Visibility of HR587 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's HR587 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR587
The image below is a photograph of HR587 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 HR587 is 0.096 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR587 from the Sun and relative movement
HR587 is distant 592.73 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR587
HR587 belongs to spectral class M3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR587 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR587 star system properties
HR587 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR587 double sysyem: