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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:46  
clear_day Transit: 12:51  
SunsetSet: 18:55 south
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Altitude: -23.0°   Azimuth: 330.8°   Direction: North-North-West

HR69 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Pisces.

HR69 visual magnitude is 6.05. Because of its reltive faintness, HR69 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 HR69:


HR69 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -23.0°
Azimuth: 330.8°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR69

HR69 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 HR69 are provided in the following table:

00h 18m 17s
+11° 12’ 20”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR69 in the sky:

Finder chart HR69 star
Simplified finder chart for HR69.

Visibility of HR69 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 HR69 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: 78.8°
Max altitude: 49.7°
Azimuth: 281.2°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR69

The image below is a photograph of HR69 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 HR69 is -0.036 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.038 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR69 star
DSS2 image of HR69. The red arrow shows the motion of HR69 during the next 10000 years (-6.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR69 from the Sun and relative movement

HR69 is distant 447.80 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

137.36 pc
447.80 ly
9 km/s
-0.036 arcsec/year
-0.038 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR69

HR69 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR69 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR69. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR69