HR87 is a giant star in the constellation of Hydrus.
HR87 visual magnitude is 5.97. Because of its reltive faintness, HR87 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 HR87:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR87 in the sky:
Visibility of HR87 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
HR87 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR87
The image below is a photograph of HR87 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 HR87 is 0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
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.
Spectral properties of HR87
HR87 belongs to spectral class K3 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.