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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
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HR942

Above the horizon.  Rise: 3:47 | Tran: 10:28 | Set: 17:09
Altitude: 42.8°   Azimuth: 212.7°   Direction: South-South-West

HR942 is a giant star of spectral class G9 in the constellation of Cetus.

HR942 visual magnitude is 6.28. Because of its faintness, HR942 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR942

Finder chart HR942 star
Simplified finder chart for HR942.

HR942 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 HR942 are provided in the following table:

03h 08m 38s
+08° 28’ 14”
170.83°
-41.3°
Cetus
Image of HR942 star
DSS2 image of HR942. The red arrow shows the motion of HR942 during the next 10000 years (-2.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 11.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR942

6.28
Giant

and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

0.50
G9III
4603K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR942 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR942. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR942 from the Sun and relative movement

HR942 is distant 467.72 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 38 kilometers per second.

143.47 pc
467.72 ly
38 km/s
-0.015 arcsec/year
0.069 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR942

SAO111002
SAO111002

Visibility of HR942 from your location

Today's HR942 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 81.5°
Max altitude: 47.0°
Azimuth: 278.5°