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HR780

Altitude: -59.1°   Azimuth: 280.0°   Direction: West

HR780 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Fornax.

HR780 visual magnitude is 6.49. Because of its reltive faintness, HR780 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR780 is 0.111 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.063 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR780 star
DSS2 image of HR780. The red arrow shows the motion of HR780 during the next 1000 years (1.85 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.05 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR780

6.49
Hypergiant

HR780 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -59.1°
Azimuth: 280.0°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR780

HR780 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR780 are provided in the following table:

02h 38m 24s
-37° 59’ 26”
245.54°
-65.1°
Fornax

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR780 in the sky:

Finder chart HR780 star
Simplified finder chart for HR780.

Visibility of HR780 from your location

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

Today's HR780 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 128.0°
Max altitude: 0.5°
Azimuth: 232.0°

Distance of HR780 from the Sun and relative movement

HR780 is distant 174.24 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 43 kilometers per second.

53.45 pc
174.24 ly
43 km/s
0.111 arcsec/year
-0.063 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR780

HR780 belongs to spectral class G0 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a hypergiant star.

2.85
G0IV
6300K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR780 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR780. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR780

SAO193834
SAO193834