HR1970 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Orion.
HR1970 visual magnitude is 6.31. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1970 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 HR1970:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1970
HR1970 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 HR1970 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1970 in the sky:
Visibility of HR1970 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1970
The image below is a photograph of HR1970 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 HR1970 is 0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.026 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR1970 from the Sun and relative movement
HR1970 is distant 679.17 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 30 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR1970
HR1970 belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1970 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.