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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:47  
clear_day Transit: 11:49  
SunsetSet: 15:50 south
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Altitude: -30.4°   Azimuth: 49.6°   Direction: North-East

HR892 is a double sub-giant star in the constellation of Eridanus.

HR892 visual magnitude is 5.23. Because of its reltive faintness, HR892 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 HR892:


HR892 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -30.4°
Azimuth: 49.6°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR892

HR892 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 HR892 are provided in the following table:

02h 58m 41s
-02° 46’ 57”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR892 in the sky:

Finder chart HR892 star
Simplified finder chart for HR892.

Visibility of HR892 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 HR892 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: 92.8°
Max altitude: 35.7°
Azimuth: 267.2°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR892

The image below is a photograph of HR892 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 HR892 is -0.03 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.056 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR892 star
DSS2 image of HR892. The red arrow shows the motion of HR892 during the next 10000 years (-5.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -9.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR892 from the Sun and relative movement

HR892 is distant 319.61 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

98.04 pc
319.61 ly
-7 km/s
-0.03 arcsec/year
-0.056 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR892

HR892 belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR892 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR892. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR892 star system properties

HR892 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR892 double sysyem:

2.7 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR892