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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:38  ☀️ Transit: 13:03  🌅 Sunset: 19:28


HR768 is a multiple giant star in the constellation of Andromeda.

HR768 visual magnitude is 6.18. Because of its reltive faintness, HR768 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 HR768:

HR768 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 40°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR768

HR768 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR768 are provided in the following table:

02h 38m 17s
+37° 43’ 36”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR768 in the sky:

Finder chart HR768 star
Simplified finder chart for HR768.

Visibility of HR768 from your location

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

Today's HR768 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 52.3°
Max altitude: 76.2°
Azimuth: 307.7°
HR768 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR768

The image below is a photograph of HR768 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 HR768 is -0.04 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.044 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR768 star
DSS2 image of HR768. The red arrow shows the motion of HR768 during the next 10000 years (-6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR768 from the Sun and relative movement

HR768 is distant 269.87 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

82.78 pc
269.87 ly
9 km/s
-0.04 arcsec/year
-0.044 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR768

HR768 belongs to spectral class F6 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR768 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR768. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR768 star system properties

HR768 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR768 double sysyem:

20.8 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR768