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HR942

HR942 is a giant star in the constellation of Cetus.

HR942 visual magnitude is 6.28. Because of its reltive faintness, HR942 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 HR942:

6.28
Giant
HR942 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 19°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 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

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR942 in the sky:

Finder chart HR942 star
Simplified finder chart for HR942.

Visibility of HR942 from your location

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

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

Azimuth: 81.5°
Max altitude: 47.0°
Azimuth: 278.5°
HR942 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR942

The image below is a photograph of HR942 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 HR942 is -0.015 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.069 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

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

Spectral properties of HR942

HR942 belongs to spectral class G9 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

Alternative designations of HR942

SAO111002
SAO111002