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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:54  
clear_day Transit: 12:49  
SunsetSet: 18:43 south
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Altitude: -55.8°   Azimuth: 12.9°   Direction: North-North-East

HR625 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Cetus.

HR625 visual magnitude is 6.1. Because of its reltive faintness, HR625 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 HR625:


HR625 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -55.8°
Azimuth: 12.9°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR625

HR625 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 HR625 are provided in the following table:

02h 08m 45s
-17° 46’ 45”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR625 in the sky:

Finder chart HR625 star
Simplified finder chart for HR625.

Visibility of HR625 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 HR625 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: 107.8°
Max altitude: 20.7°
Azimuth: 252.2°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR625

The image below is a photograph of HR625 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 HR625 is -0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.032 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR625 star
DSS2 image of HR625. The red arrow shows the motion of HR625 during the next 10000 years (-0.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR625 from the Sun and relative movement

HR625 is distant 1,298.80 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

398.41 pc
1,298.80 ly
14 km/s
-0.002 arcsec/year
-0.032 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR625

HR625 belongs to spectral class M2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR625 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR625. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR625