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Altitude: -53.3°   Azimuth: 252.3°   Direction: West-South-West

HR998 is a giant star in the constellation of Horologium.

HR998 visual magnitude is 5.85. Because of its reltive faintness, HR998 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR998 is -0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.021 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR998 star
DSS2 image of HR998. The red arrow shows the motion of HR998 during the next 10000 years (-0.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR998


HR998 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -53.3°
Azimuth: 252.3°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR998

HR998 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 HR998 are provided in the following table:

03h 17m 26s
-47° 45’ 06”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR998 in the sky:

Finder chart HR998 star
Simplified finder chart for HR998.

Visibility of HR998 from your location

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

HR998 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR998 from the Sun and relative movement

HR998 is distant 473.15 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

145.14 pc
473.15 ly
-9 km/s
-0.005 arcsec/year
0.021 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR998

HR998 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 HR998 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR998. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR998