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HR766

HR766 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Cetus.

HR766 visual magnitude is 5.81. Because of its reltive faintness, HR766 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 HR766:

5.81
Giant
HR766 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 25°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR766

HR766 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 HR766 are provided in the following table:

02h 36m 35s
+07° 43’ 46”
162.83°
-46.83°
Cetus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR766 in the sky:

Finder chart HR766 star
Simplified finder chart for HR766.

Visibility of HR766 from your location

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

Today's HR766 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 82.3°
Max altitude: 46.2°
Azimuth: 277.7°
HR766 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR766

The image below is a photograph of HR766 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 HR766 is -0.049 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.031 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR766 star
DSS2 image of HR766. The red arrow shows the motion of HR766 during the next 10000 years (-8.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR766 from the Sun and relative movement

HR766 is distant 291.59 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 25 kilometers per second.

89.45 pc
291.59 ly
-25 km/s
-0.049 arcsec/year
-0.031 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR766

HR766 belongs to spectral class K0

1.05
K0
4649K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR766 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR766. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR766

SAO110640
SAO110640