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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:47  
clear_day Transit: 12:50  
SunsetSet: 18:52 south
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Altitude: -31.6°   Azimuth: 63.5°   Direction: East-North-East

HR912 is a giant star in the constellation of Eridanus.

HR912 visual magnitude is 5.83. Because of its reltive faintness, HR912 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 HR912:


HR912 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -31.6°
Azimuth: 63.5°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR912

HR912 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 HR912 are provided in the following table:

03h 01m 56s
-09° 57’ 41”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR912 in the sky:

Finder chart HR912 star
Simplified finder chart for HR912.

Visibility of HR912 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 HR912 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: 100.0°
Max altitude: 28.6°
Azimuth: 260.0°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR912

The image below is a photograph of HR912 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 HR912 is 0.046 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR912 star
DSS2 image of HR912. The red arrow shows the motion of HR912 during the next 10000 years (7.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR912 from the Sun and relative movement

HR912 is distant 282.25 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

86.58 pc
282.25 ly
12 km/s
0.046 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR912

HR912 belongs to spectral class G6


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR912 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR912. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR912