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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
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Below the horizon.  Rise: 5:23 | Tran: 10:15 | Set: 15:08
Altitude: -4.6°   Azimuth: 104.8°   Direction: East-South-East

HR857 is a variable main-sequence star of spectral class K2 in the constellation of Eridanus.

HR857 visual magnitude is 6.04. Because of its faintness, HR857 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR857

Finder chart HR857 star
Simplified finder chart for HR857.

HR857 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 HR857 are provided in the following table:

02h 52m 32s
-12° 46’ 09”
Image of HR857 star
DSS2 image of HR857. The red arrow shows the motion of HR857 during the next 1000 years (6.57 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.92 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR857


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR857 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR857. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR857 from the Sun and relative movement

HR857 is distant 33.84 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.

10.38 pc
33.84 ly
19 km/s
0.394 arcsec/year
-0.175 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR857


Visibility of HR857 from your location

Today's HR857 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 102.8°
Max altitude: 25.8°
Azimuth: 257.2°