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HR693 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Cetus.

HR693 visual magnitude is 5.87. Because of its reltive faintness, HR693 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 HR693:

HR693 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 8°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR693

HR693 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 HR693 are provided in the following table:

02h 22m 05s
-17° 39’ 43”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR693 in the sky:

Finder chart HR693 star
Simplified finder chart for HR693.

Visibility of HR693 from your location

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

Today's HR693 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 107.7°
Max altitude: 20.9°
Azimuth: 252.3°
HR693 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR693

The image below is a photograph of HR693 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 HR693 is 0.011 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.06 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR693 star
DSS2 image of HR693. The red arrow shows the motion of HR693 during the next 10000 years (1.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -10.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR693 from the Sun and relative movement

HR693 is distant 503.86 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

154.56 pc
503.86 ly
-3 km/s
0.011 arcsec/year
-0.06 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR693

HR693 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 HR693 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR693. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR693