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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:51  
clear_day Transit: 11:50  
SunsetSet: 15:49 south
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Altitude: -60.1°   Azimuth: 343.3°   Direction: North-North-West

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:


HR862 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -60.1°
Azimuth: 343.3°
Direction: North-North-West

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:

02h 53m 35s
-22° 22’ 35”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR862 in the sky:

Finder chart HR862 star
Simplified finder chart for HR862.

Visibility of HR862 from your location

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

Today's HR862 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 112.4°
Max altitude: 16.1°
Azimuth: 247.6°

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.

Image of HR862 star
DSS2 image of HR862. The red arrow shows the motion of HR862 during the next 10000 years (15.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -13.33 arcmin in declination);

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.

93.20 pc
303.82 ly
49 km/s
0.09 arcsec/year
-0.08 arcsec/year

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.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR862. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR862