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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:48  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:34
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Altitude: -30.5°   Azimuth: 257.9°   Direction: West-South-West

HR786 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Fornax.

HR786 visual magnitude is 6.52. Because of its reltive faintness, HR786 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 HR786 is -0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.068 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR786 star
DSS2 image of HR786. The red arrow shows the motion of HR786 during the next 10000 years (-0.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -11.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR786


HR786 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -30.5°
Azimuth: 257.9°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR786

HR786 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 HR786 are provided in the following table:

02h 40m 02s
-30° 38’ 02”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR786 in the sky:

Finder chart HR786 star
Simplified finder chart for HR786.

Visibility of HR786 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 HR786 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: 120.6°
Max altitude: 7.9°
Azimuth: 239.4°

Distance of HR786 from the Sun and relative movement

HR786 is distant 519.11 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

159.24 pc
519.11 ly
-4 km/s
-0.004 arcsec/year
-0.068 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR786

HR786 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR786 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR786. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR786