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:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR866 in the sky:
Visibility of HR866 from your location
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.
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.
Spectral properties of HR866
HR866 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR866 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.