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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:42  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:40
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Altitude: -3.5°   Azimuth: 76.9°   Direction: East-North-East

HR908 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Cetus.

HR908 visual magnitude is 6.25. Because of its reltive faintness, HR908 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR908 is 0.036 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.015 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR908 star
DSS2 image of HR908. The red arrow shows the motion of HR908 during the next 10000 years (6.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR908


HR908 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -3.5°
Azimuth: 76.9°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR908

HR908 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 HR908 are provided in the following table:

03h 01m 52s
+05° 20’ 09”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR908 in the sky:

Finder chart HR908 star
Simplified finder chart for HR908.

Visibility of HR908 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 HR908 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: 84.7°
Max altitude: 43.9°
Azimuth: 275.3°

Distance of HR908 from the Sun and relative movement

HR908 is distant 492.45 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 59 kilometers per second.

151.06 pc
492.45 ly
-59 km/s
0.036 arcsec/year
0.015 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR908

HR908 belongs to spectral class K0


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR908 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR908. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR908