HR72 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Cetus.
HR72 visual magnitude is 6.46. Because of its reltive faintness, HR72 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 HR72:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR72
HR72 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 HR72 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR72 in the sky:
Visibility of HR72 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR72
The image below is a photograph of HR72 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 HR72 is 0.413 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.139 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR72 from the Sun and relative movement
HR72 is distant 76.40 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR72
HR72 belongs to spectral class G0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR72 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.