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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]


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

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

HR1961 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 59°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 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”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1961 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1961 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1961.

Visibility of HR1961 from your location

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

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

Azimuth: 66.8°
Max altitude: 61.7°
Azimuth: 293.2°
HR1961 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1961

The image below is a photograph of HR1961 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 HR1961 is -0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.022 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

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

Spectral properties of HR1961

HR1961 belongs to spectral class B2 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

Alternative designations of HR1961