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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:59  
clear_day Transit: 12:12  
SunsetSet: 17:25
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Altitude: -9.2°   Azimuth: 254.6°   Direction: West-South-West

HR1962 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Lepus.

HR1962 visual magnitude is 6.21. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1962 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR1962 is -0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1962 star
DSS2 image of HR1962. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1962 during the next 100000 years (-8.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 15.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR1962


HR1962 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -9.2°
Azimuth: 254.6°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1962

HR1962 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 HR1962 are provided in the following table:

05h 41m 41s
-16° 43’ 32”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1962 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1962 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1962.

Visibility of HR1962 from your location

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

Today's HR1962 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 106.7°
Max altitude: 21.8°
Azimuth: 253.3°

Distance of HR1962 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1962 is distant 1,220.97 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

374.53 pc
1,220.97 ly
16 km/s
-0.005 arcsec/year
0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1962

HR1962 belongs to spectral class B3 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1962 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1962. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1962