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Altitude: -38.2°   Azimuth: 120.4°   Direction: East-South-East

HR929 is a giant star in the constellation of Eridanus.

HR929 visual magnitude is 5.82. Because of its reltive faintness, HR929 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 HR929:


HR929 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -38.2°
Azimuth: 120.4°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR929

HR929 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 HR929 are provided in the following table:

03h 02m 55s
-46° 58’ 30”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR929 in the sky:

Finder chart HR929 star
Simplified finder chart for HR929.

Visibility of HR929 from your location

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

HR929 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR929

The image below is a photograph of HR929 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 HR929 is 0.029 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 HR929 star
DSS2 image of HR929. The red arrow shows the motion of HR929 during the next 10000 years (4.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR929 from the Sun and relative movement

HR929 is distant 821.16 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

251.89 pc
821.16 ly
16 km/s
0.029 arcsec/year
0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR929

HR929 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR929 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR929. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR929