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HR7961 is a giant star in the constellation of Capricornus.

HR7961 visual magnitude is 5.86. Because of its reltive faintness, HR7961 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 HR7961:

HR7961 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR7961

HR7961 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 HR7961 are provided in the following table:

20h 49m 17s
-25° 46’ 53”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR7961 in the sky:

Finder chart HR7961 star
Simplified finder chart for HR7961.

Visibility of HR7961 from your location

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

Today's HR7961 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 115.8°
Max altitude: 12.7°
Azimuth: 244.2°
HR7961 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR7961

The image below is a photograph of HR7961 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 HR7961 is 0.015 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.021 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR7961 star
DSS2 image of HR7961. The red arrow shows the motion of HR7961 during the next 10000 years (2.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR7961 from the Sun and relative movement

HR7961 is distant 910.61 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

279.33 pc
910.61 ly
-12 km/s
0.015 arcsec/year
-0.021 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR7961

HR7961 belongs to spectral class B7 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR7961 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR7961. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR7961