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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
wb_twilight   (Nautical Twilight)   What's Visible Now?


Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -43.8°   Azimuth: 165.1°   Direction: South-South-East

HR87 is a giant star of spectral class K3 in the constellation of Hydrus.

HR87 visual magnitude is 5.97. Because of its faintness, HR87 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR87

Finder chart HR87 star
Simplified finder chart for HR87.

HR87 is situated close to the southern celestial pole and, as such, it is easilty visible for most part of the year from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR87 are provided in the following table:

00h 21m 28s
-77° 25’ 36”
Image of HR87 star
DSS2 image of HR87. The red arrow shows the motion of HR87 during the next 10000 years (0.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR87


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR87 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR87. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR87 from the Sun and relative movement

HR87 is distant 696.58 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

213.68 pc
696.58 ly
21 km/s
0.002 arcsec/year
-0.01 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR87


Visibility of HR87 from your location

HR87 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom