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HR600

HR600 is a giant star in the constellation of Hydrus.

HR600 visual magnitude is 6.1. Because of its reltive faintness, HR600 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 HR600:

6.1
Giant
HR600 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR600

HR600 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 HR600 are provided in the following table:

01h 59m 41s
-66° 03’ 59”
292.34°
-49.64°
Hydrus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR600 in the sky:

Finder chart HR600 star
Simplified finder chart for HR600.

Visibility of HR600 from your location

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

HR600 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR600

The image below is a photograph of HR600 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 HR600 is 0.032 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR600 star
DSS2 image of HR600. The red arrow shows the motion of HR600 during the next 10000 years (5.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR600 from the Sun and relative movement

HR600 is distant 427.82 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

131.23 pc
427.82 ly
5 km/s
0.032 arcsec/year
0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR600

HR600 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

0.51
K1III
4368K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR600 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR600. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR600

SAO248476
SAO248476