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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 5:59  ☀️ Transit: 12:05  🌅 Sunset: 18:13


HR611 is a supergiant star in the constellation of Cetus.

HR611 visual magnitude is 5.62. Because of its reltive faintness, HR611 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 HR611:

HR611 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR611

HR611 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 HR611 are provided in the following table:

02h 03m 40s
-04° 06’ 12”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR611 in the sky:

Finder chart HR611 star
Simplified finder chart for HR611.

Visibility of HR611 from your location

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

Today's HR611 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 94.1°
Max altitude: 34.4°
Azimuth: 265.9°
HR611 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR611

The image below is a photograph of HR611 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 HR611 is 0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.068 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR611 star
DSS2 image of HR611. The red arrow shows the motion of HR611 during the next 10000 years (1.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -11.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR611 from the Sun and relative movement

HR611 is distant 654.62 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 25 kilometers per second.

200.80 pc
654.62 ly
25 km/s
0.006 arcsec/year
-0.068 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR611

HR611 belongs to spectral class K5 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR611 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR611. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR611