HR796 is a giant star in the constellation of Cetus.
HR796 visual magnitude is 5.98. Because of its reltive faintness, HR796 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 HR796:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR796
HR796 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 HR796 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR796 in the sky:
Visibility of HR796 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's HR796 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR796
The image below is a photograph of HR796 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 HR796 is -0.032 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.042 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR796 from the Sun and relative movement
HR796 is distant 160.67 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR796
HR796 belongs to spectral class F5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR796 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.