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Altitude: -53.7°   Azimuth: 141.1°   Direction: South-East

HR1960 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Dorado.

HR1960 visual magnitude is 6.31. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1960 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 HR1960:


HR1960 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -53.7°
Azimuth: 141.1°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1960

HR1960 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 HR1960 are provided in the following table:

05h 36m 54s
-66° 33’ 37”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1960 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1960 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1960.

Visibility of HR1960 from your location

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

HR1960 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1960

The image below is a photograph of HR1960 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 HR1960 is -0.022 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1960 star
DSS2 image of HR1960. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1960 during the next 10000 years (-3.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1960 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1960 is distant 855.64 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.

262.47 pc
855.64 ly
20 km/s
-0.022 arcsec/year
0.01 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1960

HR1960 belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1960 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1960. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1960