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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 7:01  
clear_day Transit: 12:12  
SunsetSet: 17:24
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Altitude: -51.1°   Azimuth: 268.6°   Direction: West

HR893 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Fornax.

HR893 visual magnitude is 6.41. Because of its reltive faintness, HR893 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR893 is 0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR893 star
DSS2 image of HR893. The red arrow shows the motion of HR893 during the next 100000 years (11.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 8.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR893


HR893 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -51.1°
Azimuth: 268.6°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR893

HR893 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR893 are provided in the following table:

02h 57m 32s
-38° 11’ 27”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR893 in the sky:

Finder chart HR893 star
Simplified finder chart for HR893.

Visibility of HR893 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 HR893 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: 128.2°
Max altitude: 0.3°
Azimuth: 231.8°

Distance of HR893 from the Sun and relative movement

HR893 is distant 361.82 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.

110.99 pc
361.82 ly
20 km/s
0.007 arcsec/year
0.005 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR893

HR893 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR893 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR893. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR893