HR1966 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Columba.
HR1966 visual magnitude is 6.34. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1966 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 HR1966:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1966
HR1966 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 HR1966 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1966 in the sky:
Visibility of HR1966 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's HR1966 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1966
The image below is a photograph of HR1966 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 HR1966 is 0.014 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR1966 from the Sun and relative movement
HR1966 is distant 431.79 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 29 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR1966
HR1966 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1966 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.