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Altitude: -33.8°   Azimuth: 113.6°   Direction: East-South-East

HR853 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Eridanus.

HR853 visual magnitude is 6.36. Because of its reltive faintness, HR853 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 HR853:


HR853 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -33.8°
Azimuth: 113.6°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR853

HR853 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 HR853 are provided in the following table:

02h 50m 47s
-39° 55’ 54”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR853 in the sky:

Finder chart HR853 star
Simplified finder chart for HR853.

Visibility of HR853 from your location

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

HR853 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR853

The image below is a photograph of HR853 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 HR853 is 0.055 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR853 star
DSS2 image of HR853. The red arrow shows the motion of HR853 during the next 10000 years (9.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR853 from the Sun and relative movement

HR853 is distant 325.35 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.

99.80 pc
325.35 ly
19 km/s
0.055 arcsec/year
0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR853

HR853 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR853 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR853. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR853