HR1987 is a double giant star in the constellation of Orion.
HR1987 visual magnitude is 5.79. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1987 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 HR1987:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1987
HR1987 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 HR1987 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1987 in the sky:
Visibility of HR1987 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1987
The image below is a photograph of HR1987 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 HR1987 is -0.034 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.065 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR1987 from the Sun and relative movement
HR1987 is distant 299.63 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR1987
HR1987 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1987 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR1987 star system properties
HR1987 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR1987 double sysyem: