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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]


HR727 is a giant star in the constellation of Fornax.

HR727 visual magnitude is 6.11. Because of its reltive faintness, HR727 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 HR727:

HR727 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 5°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR727

HR727 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR727 are provided in the following table:

02h 28m 35s
-31° 06’ 08”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR727 in the sky:

Finder chart HR727 star
Simplified finder chart for HR727.

Visibility of HR727 from your location

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

Today's HR727 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 121.1°
Max altitude: 7.4°
Azimuth: 238.9°
HR727 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR727

The image below is a photograph of HR727 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 HR727 is -0.034 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.019 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR727 star
DSS2 image of HR727. The red arrow shows the motion of HR727 during the next 10000 years (-5.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR727 from the Sun and relative movement

HR727 is distant 370.45 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

113.64 pc
370.45 ly
-2 km/s
-0.034 arcsec/year
-0.019 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR727

HR727 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 HR727 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR727. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR727