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

HR1959 visual magnitude is 6.42. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1959 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 HR1959:

HR1959 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 32°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1959

HR1959 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1959 are provided in the following table:

05h 41m 40s
-02° 53’ 45”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1959 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1959 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1959.

Visibility of HR1959 from your location

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

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

Azimuth: 92.9°
Max altitude: 35.6°
Azimuth: 267.1°
HR1959 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1959

The image below is a photograph of HR1959 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 HR1959 is 0.041 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.03 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

Distance of HR1959 from the Sun and relative movement

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 pc
272.80 ly
30 km/s
0.041 arcsec/year
0.03 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1959

HR1959 belongs to spectral class A9 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


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

HR1959 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:

0.1 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR1959