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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:52  
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Altitude: -17.8°   Azimuth: 287.1°   Direction: West-North-West

HR875 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Eridanus.

HR875 visual magnitude is 5.17. Because of its reltive faintness, HR875 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 HR875:


HR875 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -17.8°
Azimuth: 287.1°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR875

HR875 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 HR875 are provided in the following table:

02h 56m 37s
-03° 42’ 43”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR875 in the sky:

Finder chart HR875 star
Simplified finder chart for HR875.

Visibility of HR875 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's HR875 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 93.7°
Max altitude: 34.8°
Azimuth: 266.3°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR875

The image below is a photograph of HR875 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 HR875 is -0.035 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.044 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR875 star
DSS2 image of HR875. The red arrow shows the motion of HR875 during the next 10000 years (-5.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR875 from the Sun and relative movement

HR875 is distant 188.66 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

57.87 pc
188.66 ly
-15 km/s
-0.035 arcsec/year
-0.044 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR875

HR875 belongs to spectral class A1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR875 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR875. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR875