HR870 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Cetus.
HR870 visual magnitude is 5.97. Because of its reltive faintness, HR870 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 HR870:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR870
HR870 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR870 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR870 in the sky:
Visibility of HR870 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR870
The image below is a photograph of HR870 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 HR870 is 0.068 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.087 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR870 from the Sun and relative movement
HR870 is distant 145.15 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 29 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR870
HR870 belongs to spectral class F7 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR870 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.