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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 7:01  
clear_day Transit: 12:12  
SunsetSet: 17:24
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HR703

Altitude: -21.1°   Azimuth: 105.4°   Direction: East-South-East

HR703 is a giant star in the constellation of Fornax.

HR703 visual magnitude is 6.44. Because of its reltive faintness, HR703 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR703 is 0.036 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR703 star
DSS2 image of HR703. The red arrow shows the motion of HR703 during the next 10000 years (6.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR703

6.44
Giant

HR703 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -21.1°
Azimuth: 105.4°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR703

HR703 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR703 are provided in the following table:

02h 24m 20s
-25° 50’ 51”
214.69°
-69.2°
Fornax

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR703 in the sky:

Finder chart HR703 star
Simplified finder chart for HR703.

Visibility of HR703 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 HR703 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: 115.8°
Max altitude: 12.7°
Azimuth: 244.2°

Distance of HR703 from the Sun and relative movement

HR703 is distant 536.18 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 34 kilometers per second.

164.47 pc
536.18 ly
34 km/s
0.036 arcsec/year
0.013 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR703

HR703 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

0.36
K3III
4086K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR703 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR703. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR703

SAO167757
SAO167757