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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]


HR993 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Fornax.

HR993 visual magnitude is 5.91. Because of its reltive faintness, HR993 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 HR993:

HR993 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 5°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR993

HR993 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 HR993 are provided in the following table:

03h 18m 02s
-28° 47’ 48”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR993 in the sky:

Finder chart HR993 star
Simplified finder chart for HR993.

Visibility of HR993 from your location

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

Today's HR993 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 118.8°
Max altitude: 9.7°
Azimuth: 241.2°
HR993 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR993

The image below is a photograph of HR993 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 HR993 is 0.185 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.015 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR993 star
DSS2 image of HR993. The red arrow shows the motion of HR993 during the next 1000 years (3.08 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.25 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR993 from the Sun and relative movement

HR993 is distant 201.98 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 42 kilometers per second.

61.96 pc
201.98 ly
42 km/s
0.185 arcsec/year
-0.015 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR993

HR993 belongs to spectral class F3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR993 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR993. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR993