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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:38  ☀️ Transit: 13:03  🌅 Sunset: 19:28


HR1958 is a giant star in the constellation of Columba.

HR1958 visual magnitude is 5.45. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1958 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 HR1958:

HR1958 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1958

HR1958 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 HR1958 are provided in the following table:

05h 39m 49s
-32° 37’ 45”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1958 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1958 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1958.

Visibility of HR1958 from your location

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

Today's HR1958 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 122.6°
Max altitude: 5.9°
Azimuth: 237.4°
HR1958 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1958

The image below is a photograph of HR1958 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 HR1958 is -0.022 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.029 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1958 star
DSS2 image of HR1958. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1958 during the next 10000 years (-3.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1958 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1958 is distant 381.73 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

117.10 pc
381.73 ly
-8 km/s
-0.022 arcsec/year
-0.029 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1958

HR1958 belongs to spectral class G6 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1958 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1958. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1958