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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:44  
clear_day Transit: 11:48  
SunsetSet: 15:51 south
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Altitude: -28.7°   Azimuth: 86.6°   Direction: East

HR713 is a giant star in the constellation of Cetus.

HR713 visual magnitude is 5.88. Because of its reltive faintness, HR713 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 HR713:


HR713 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -28.7°
Azimuth: 86.6°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR713

HR713 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 HR713 are provided in the following table:

02h 26m 35s
-20° 02’ 34”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR713 in the sky:

Finder chart HR713 star
Simplified finder chart for HR713.

Visibility of HR713 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 HR713 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: 110.0°
Max altitude: 18.5°
Azimuth: 250.0°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR713

The image below is a photograph of HR713 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 HR713 is 0.088 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.099 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR713 star
DSS2 image of HR713. The red arrow shows the motion of HR713 during the next 1000 years (1.47 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.65 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR713 from the Sun and relative movement

HR713 is distant 284.22 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 42 kilometers per second.

87.18 pc
284.22 ly
42 km/s
0.088 arcsec/year
0.099 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR713

HR713 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR713 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR713. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR713