HR1972 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Columba.
HR1972 visual magnitude is 6.19. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1972 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 HR1972:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1972
HR1972 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1972 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1972 in the sky:
Visibility of HR1972 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1972
The image below is a photograph of HR1972 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 HR1972 is 0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR1972 from the Sun and relative movement
HR1972 is distant 565.97 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR1972
HR1972 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 HR1972 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.