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HR601

HR601 is a giant star in the constellation of Aries.

HR601 visual magnitude is 5.94. Because of its reltive faintness, HR601 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 HR601:

5.94
Giant
HR601 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 27°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR601

HR601 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 HR601 are provided in the following table:

02h 02m 35s
+13° 28’ 36”
148.19°
-45.88°
Aries

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR601 in the sky:

Finder chart HR601 star
Simplified finder chart for HR601.

Visibility of HR601 from your location

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

Today's HR601 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 76.5°
Max altitude: 52.0°
Azimuth: 283.5°
HR601 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR601

The image below is a photograph of HR601 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 HR601 is 0.016 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR601 star
DSS2 image of HR601. The red arrow shows the motion of HR601 during the next 10000 years (2.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR601 from the Sun and relative movement

HR601 is distant 844.56 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

259.07 pc
844.56 ly
-7 km/s
0.016 arcsec/year
-0.01 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR601

HR601 belongs to spectral class M2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-1.13
M2III
3663K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR601 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR601. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR601

SAO92763
SAO92763