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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:

HR1972 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

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:

05h 42m 11s
-30° 32’ 08”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1972 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1972 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1972.

Visibility of HR1972 from your location

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

Today's HR1972 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 120.5°
Max altitude: 8.0°
Azimuth: 239.5°
HR1972 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

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.

Image of HR1972 star
DSS2 image of HR1972. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1972 during the next 100000 years (3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 11.67 arcmin in declination);

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.

173.61 pc
565.97 ly
27 km/s
0.002 arcsec/year
0.007 arcsec/year

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 HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1972. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1972