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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:59  
clear_day Transit: 12:48  
SunsetSet: 18:36 south
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Altitude: -53.8°   Azimuth: 356.0°   Direction: North

HR608 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Cetus.

HR608 visual magnitude is 5.86. Because of its reltive faintness, HR608 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 HR608:


HR608 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -53.8°
Azimuth: 356.0°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR608

HR608 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 HR608 are provided in the following table:

02h 02m 58s
-15° 18’ 20”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR608 in the sky:

Finder chart HR608 star
Simplified finder chart for HR608.

Visibility of HR608 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 HR608 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: 105.3°
Max altitude: 23.2°
Azimuth: 254.7°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR608

The image below is a photograph of HR608 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 HR608 is 0.028 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.011 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR608 star
DSS2 image of HR608. The red arrow shows the motion of HR608 during the next 10000 years (4.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR608 from the Sun and relative movement

HR608 is distant 328.96 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

100.91 pc
328.96 ly
6 km/s
0.028 arcsec/year
0.011 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR608

HR608 belongs to spectral class G3 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR608 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR608. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR608