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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:48  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:34
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Altitude: -42.3°   Azimuth: 75.6°   Direction: East-North-East

HR630 is a giant star in the constellation of Fornax.

HR630 visual magnitude is 6.48. Because of its reltive faintness, HR630 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR630 is -0.027 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.044 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR630 star
DSS2 image of HR630. The red arrow shows the motion of HR630 during the next 10000 years (-4.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR630


HR630 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -42.3°
Azimuth: 75.6°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR630

HR630 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 HR630 are provided in the following table:

02h 09m 34s
-24° 20’ 44”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR630 in the sky:

Finder chart HR630 star
Simplified finder chart for HR630.

Visibility of HR630 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 HR630 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: 114.3°
Max altitude: 14.2°
Azimuth: 245.7°

Distance of HR630 from the Sun and relative movement

HR630 is distant 202.86 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.

62.23 pc
202.86 ly
20 km/s
-0.027 arcsec/year
-0.044 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR630

HR630 belongs to spectral class F4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR630 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR630. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR630