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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:14 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:58
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HR1959

Below the horizon.  Rise: 4:48 | Tran: 10:32 | Set: 16:16
Alt: -10.39°   Az: 81.48°   Direction: East

HR1959 is a double sub-giant star of spectral class A9 in the constellation of Orion.

HR1959 visual magnitude is 6.42. Because of its faintness, HR1959 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Image of HR1959 star
DSS2 image of HR1959. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1959 during the next 10000 years (6.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 5.00 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

05h 42m 54s
-02° 53’ 07”
17h 07m 36s
22h 50m 30s

J2000

05h 41m 40s
-02° 53’ 45”

Galactic Coordinates

207.44°
-16.83°

Finder Chart

Finder chart HR1959 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1959.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

6.42
Sub-giant

1.81
A9IV
7462K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1959 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1959. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Star System Properties

HR1959 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR1959 double sysyem:

6.42
7.32
0.9
0.1 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

HR1959 is distant 272.80 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 30 kilometers per second.

83.68
272.80
30 km/s
0.041 arcsec/y
0.03"/y

Alternative Designations

SAO132465
SAO132465

Visibility from Your Location

Today's HR1959 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 92.9°
Max altitude: 35.6°
Azimuth: 267.1°