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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: -31.3°   Azimuth: 325.4°   Direction: North-West

HR672 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Cetus.

HR672 visual magnitude is 5.58. Because of its reltive faintness, HR672 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 HR672:


HR672 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -31.3°
Azimuth: 325.4°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR672

HR672 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 HR672 are provided in the following table:

02h 18m 01s
+01° 45’ 28”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR672 in the sky:

Finder chart HR672 star
Simplified finder chart for HR672.

Visibility of HR672 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 HR672 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: 88.2°
Max altitude: 40.3°
Azimuth: 271.8°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR672

The image below is a photograph of HR672 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 HR672 is 0.368 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.369 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR672 star
DSS2 image of HR672. The red arrow shows the motion of HR672 during the next 1000 years (6.13 arcmin in Right Ascension and 6.15 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR672 from the Sun and relative movement

HR672 is distant 81.42 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.

24.98 pc
81.42 ly
27 km/s
0.368 arcsec/year
0.369 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR672

HR672 belongs to spectral class G0 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR672 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR672. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR672