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HR866

HR866 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Horologium.

HR866 visual magnitude is 6.03. Because of its reltive faintness, HR866 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 HR866:

6.03
Giant
HR866 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR866

HR866 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR866 are provided in the following table:

02h 52m 19s
-62° 54’ 34”
282.43°
-49.13°
Horologium

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR866 in the sky:

Finder chart HR866 star
Simplified finder chart for HR866.

Visibility of HR866 from your location

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

HR866 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR866

The image below is a photograph of HR866 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 HR866 is 0.072 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR866 star
DSS2 image of HR866. The red arrow shows the motion of HR866 during the next 10000 years (12.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR866 from the Sun and relative movement

HR866 is distant 553.48 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.

169.78 pc
553.48 ly
17 km/s
0.072 arcsec/year
0.001 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR866

HR866 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-0.12
K1III
4213K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR866 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR866. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR866

SAO248673
SAO248673