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HR616

HR616 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Cetus.

HR616 visual magnitude is 6.28. Because of its reltive faintness, HR616 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 HR616:

6.28
Hypergiant
HR616 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 37°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR616

HR616 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 HR616 are provided in the following table:

02h 06m 29s
+00° 02’ 06”
159.58°
-57.4°
Cetus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR616 in the sky:

Finder chart HR616 star
Simplified finder chart for HR616.

Visibility of HR616 from your location

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

Today's HR616 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 90.0°
Max altitude: 38.6°
Azimuth: 270.0°
HR616 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR616

The image below is a photograph of HR616 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 HR616 is 0.064 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 HR616 star
DSS2 image of HR616. The red arrow shows the motion of HR616 during the next 10000 years (10.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR616 from the Sun and relative movement

HR616 is distant 545.15 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

167.22 pc
545.15 ly
21 km/s
0.064 arcsec/year
-0.01 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR616

HR616 belongs to spectral class K0

0.16
K0
4996K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR616 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR616. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR616

SAO129695
SAO129695