HR871 is a giant star in the constellation of Horologium.
HR871 visual magnitude is 6.21. Because of its reltive faintness, HR871 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 HR871:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR871
HR871 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 HR871 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR871 in the sky:
Visibility of HR871 from your location
HR871 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR871
The image below is a photograph of HR871 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 HR871 is 0.01 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR871 from the Sun and relative movement
HR871 is distant 1,112.63 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR871
HR871 belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR871 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.