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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]


HR805 is a giant star in the constellation of Fornax.

HR805 visual magnitude is 6.01. Because of its reltive faintness, HR805 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 HR805:

HR805 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR805

HR805 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR805 are provided in the following table:

02h 42m 06s
-38° 23’ 02”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR805 in the sky:

Finder chart HR805 star
Simplified finder chart for HR805.

Visibility of HR805 from your location

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

Today's HR805 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 128.4°
Max altitude: 0.1°
Azimuth: 231.6°
HR805 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR805

The image below is a photograph of HR805 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 HR805 is 0.018 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR805 star
DSS2 image of HR805. The red arrow shows the motion of HR805 during the next 10000 years (3.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR805 from the Sun and relative movement

HR805 is distant 379.51 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.

116.41 pc
379.51 ly
17 km/s
0.018 arcsec/year
0.001 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR805

HR805 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR805 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR805. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR805