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HR900

HR900 is a giant star in the constellation of Fornax.

HR900 visual magnitude is 6.14. Because of its reltive faintness, HR900 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 HR900:

6.14
Giant
HR900 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR900

HR900 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 HR900 are provided in the following table:

02h 59m 06s
-28° 54’ 24”
224.1°
-61.85°
Fornax

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR900 in the sky:

Finder chart HR900 star
Simplified finder chart for HR900.

Visibility of HR900 from your location

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

Today's HR900 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 118.9°
Max altitude: 9.6°
Azimuth: 241.1°
HR900 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR900

The image below is a photograph of HR900 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 HR900 is 0.018 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 HR900 star
DSS2 image of HR900. The red arrow shows the motion of HR900 during the next 10000 years (3.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR900 from the Sun and relative movement

HR900 is distant 339.23 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

104.06 pc
339.23 ly
14 km/s
0.018 arcsec/year
-0.044 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR900

HR900 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

1.05
K1III
4649K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR900 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR900. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR900

SAO168202
SAO168202