HR862 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Eridanus.
HR862 visual magnitude is 5.95. Because of its reltive faintness, HR862 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 HR862:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR862
HR862 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 HR862 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR862 in the sky:
Visibility of HR862 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's HR862 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 HR862
The image below is a photograph of HR862 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 HR862 is 0.09 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.08 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR862 from the Sun and relative movement
HR862 is distant 303.82 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 49 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR862
HR862 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 HR862 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.