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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:47  
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HR865 is a multiple giant star in the constellation of Perseus.

HR865 visual magnitude is 6.02. Because of its reltive faintness, HR865 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 HR865:

HR865 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 28°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR865

HR865 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR865 are provided in the following table:

02h 56m 33s
+47° 09’ 50”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR865 in the sky:

Finder chart HR865 star
Simplified finder chart for HR865.

Visibility of HR865 from your location

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

HR865 is circumpolar and transits at 10:10 UTC (altitude: 85.7°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR865

The image below is a photograph of HR865 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 HR865 is 0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR865 star
DSS2 image of HR865. The red arrow shows the motion of HR865 during the next 100000 years (6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR865 from the Sun and relative movement

HR865 is distant 1,952.10 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.

598.80 pc
1,952.10 ly
-13 km/s
0.004 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR865

HR865 belongs to spectral class K3


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR865 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR865. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR865 star system properties

HR865 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR865 double sysyem:

24.9 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR865