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HR999

HR999 is a bright giant star in the constellation of Aries.

HR999 visual magnitude is 4.47. Because of its moderate brightness, HR999 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR999:

4.47
Bright giant
HR999 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 61°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR999

HR999 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR999 are provided in the following table:

03h 20m 20s
+29° 02’ 53”
158.14°
-23.46°
Aries

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR999 in the sky:

Finder chart HR999 star
Simplified finder chart for HR999.

Visibility of HR999 from your location

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

Today's HR999 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 61.0°
Max altitude: 67.6°
Azimuth: 299.0°
HR999 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR999

The image below is a photograph of HR999 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 HR999 is -0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.016 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR999 star
DSS2 image of HR999. The red arrow shows the motion of HR999 during the next 10000 years (-1.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR999 from the Sun and relative movement

HR999 is distant 640.47 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

196.46 pc
640.47 ly
-2 km/s
-0.008 arcsec/year
-0.016 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR999

HR999 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.

-2.00
K2II
3720K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR999 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR999. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR999

SAO75871
SAO75871