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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:43  
clear_day Transit: 12:58  
SunsetSet: 21:12 south
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Altitude: 2.5°   Azimuth: 63.4°   Direction: East-North-East

HR609 is a giant star in the constellation of Aries.

HR609 visual magnitude is 6.21. Because of its reltive faintness, HR609 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 HR609:


HR609 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 2.5°
Azimuth: 63.4°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR609

HR609 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 HR609 are provided in the following table:

02h 03m 42s
+18° 15’ 11”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR609 in the sky:

Finder chart HR609 star
Simplified finder chart for HR609.

Visibility of HR609 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 HR609 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: 71.7°
Max altitude: 56.8°
Azimuth: 288.3°
HR609 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR609

The image below is a photograph of HR609 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 HR609 is -0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.018 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR609 star
DSS2 image of HR609. The red arrow shows the motion of HR609 during the next 10000 years (-1.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR609 from the Sun and relative movement

HR609 is distant 1,341.56 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

411.52 pc
1,341.56 ly
10 km/s
-0.007 arcsec/year
-0.018 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR609

HR609 belongs to spectral class K4


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR609 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR609. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR609