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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:44  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:38
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Altitude: -8.4°   Azimuth: 291.0°   Direction: West-North-West

HR783 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Cetus.

HR783 visual magnitude is 6.25. Because of its reltive faintness, HR783 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 HR783 is 0.052 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR783 star
DSS2 image of HR783. The red arrow shows the motion of HR783 during the next 10000 years (8.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR783


HR783 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -8.4°
Azimuth: 291.0°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR783

HR783 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 HR783 are provided in the following table:

02h 40m 15s
+06° 06’ 42”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR783 in the sky:

Finder chart HR783 star
Simplified finder chart for HR783.

Visibility of HR783 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 HR783 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: 83.9°
Max altitude: 44.6°
Azimuth: 276.1°

Distance of HR783 from the Sun and relative movement

HR783 is distant 129.16 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.

39.62 pc
129.16 ly
18 km/s
0.052 arcsec/year
-0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR783

HR783 belongs to spectral class F3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR783 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR783. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR783