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HR64

HR64 is a giant star in the constellation of Hydrus.

HR64 visual magnitude is 6.77. Because of its reltive faintness, HR64 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 HR64:

6.77
Giant
HR64 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR64

HR64 is situated close to the southern celestial pole and, as such, it is easilty visible for most part of the year from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR64 are provided in the following table:

00h 16m 49s
-78° 46’ 50”
305.07°
-38.2°
Hydrus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR64 in the sky:

Finder chart HR64 star
Simplified finder chart for HR64.

Visibility of HR64 from your location

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

HR64 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR64

The image below is a photograph of HR64 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 HR64 is 0.077 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.043 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR64 star
DSS2 image of HR64. The red arrow shows the motion of HR64 during the next 10000 years (12.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR64 from the Sun and relative movement

HR64 is distant 359.82 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.

110.38 pc
359.82 ly
-13 km/s
0.077 arcsec/year
-0.043 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR64

HR64 belongs to spectral class F3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

1.56
F3III
6576K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR64 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR64. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR64

SAO255652
SAO255652