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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]


HR742 is a giant star in the constellation of Fornax.

HR742 visual magnitude is 6.3. Because of its reltive faintness, HR742 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 HR742:

HR742 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR742

HR742 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 HR742 are provided in the following table:

02h 32m 14s
-36° 25’ 39”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR742 in the sky:

Finder chart HR742 star
Simplified finder chart for HR742.

Visibility of HR742 from your location

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

Today's HR742 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 126.4°
Max altitude: 2.1°
Azimuth: 233.6°
HR742 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR742

The image below is a photograph of HR742 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 HR742 is 0.065 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR742 star
DSS2 image of HR742. The red arrow shows the motion of HR742 during the next 10000 years (10.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR742 from the Sun and relative movement

HR742 is distant 420.65 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.

129.03 pc
420.65 ly
13 km/s
0.065 arcsec/year
0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR742

HR742 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR742 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR742. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR742