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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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Above the horizon.  Rise: 4:19 | Tran: 12:26 | Set: 20:34
Altitude: 45.6°   Azimuth: 112.3°   Direction: East-South-East

HR1961 is a variable main-sequence star of spectral class B2 in the constellation of Taurus.

HR1961 visual magnitude is 6.21. Because of its faintness, HR1961 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.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1961

Finder chart HR1961 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1961.

HR1961 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 HR1961 are provided in the following table:

05h 43m 19s
+23° 12’ 15”
Image of HR1961 star
DSS2 image of HR1961. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1961 during the next 10000 years (-0.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR1961


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1961 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1961. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR1961 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1961 is distant 1,097.64 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

336.70 pc
1,097.64 ly
16 km/s
-0.001 arcsec/year
-0.022 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR1961


Visibility of HR1961 from your location

Today's HR1961 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 66.8°
Max altitude: 61.7°
Azimuth: 293.2°