HR868 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Horologium.
HR868 visual magnitude is 4. Because of its moderate brightness, HR868 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about HR868:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR868
HR868 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR868 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR868 in the sky:
Visibility of HR868 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR868
The image below is a photograph of HR868 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 HR868 is 0.135 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.014 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR868 from the Sun and relative movement
HR868 is distant 1,003.08 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 60 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR868
HR868 belongs to spectral class M7 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR868 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.