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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:41  
clear_day Transit: 11:47  
SunsetSet: 15:53 south
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Altitude: 30.0°   Azimuth: 131.7°   Direction: South-East

HR926 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Cetus.

HR926 visual magnitude is 6.05. Because of its reltive faintness, HR926 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 HR926:


HR926 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 30.0°
Azimuth: 131.7°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR926

HR926 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 HR926 are provided in the following table:

03h 04m 38s
+01° 51’ 48”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR926 in the sky:

Finder chart HR926 star
Simplified finder chart for HR926.

Visibility of HR926 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 HR926 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: 88.1°
Max altitude: 40.4°
Azimuth: 271.9°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR926

The image below is a photograph of HR926 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 HR926 is 0.028 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR926 star
DSS2 image of HR926. The red arrow shows the motion of HR926 during the next 10000 years (4.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR926 from the Sun and relative movement

HR926 is distant 337.82 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

103.63 pc
337.82 ly
1 km/s
0.028 arcsec/year
-0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR926

HR926 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR926 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR926. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR926