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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:48  
clear_day Transit: 11:49  
SunsetSet: 15:50 south
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Altitude: -1.7°   Azimuth: 319.9°   Direction: North-West

HR946 is a giant star in the constellation of Aries.

HR946 visual magnitude is 6.02. Because of its reltive faintness, HR946 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 HR946:


HR946 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -1.7°
Azimuth: 319.9°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR946

HR946 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR946 are provided in the following table:

03h 10m 27s
+26° 53’ 47”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR946 in the sky:

Finder chart HR946 star
Simplified finder chart for HR946.

Visibility of HR946 from your location

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

Today's HR946 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 63.1°
Max altitude: 65.4°
Azimuth: 296.9°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR946

The image below is a photograph of HR946 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 HR946 is 0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.07 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR946 star
DSS2 image of HR946. The red arrow shows the motion of HR946 during the next 10000 years (0.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 11.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR946 from the Sun and relative movement

HR946 is distant 405.98 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

124.53 pc
405.98 ly
-16 km/s
0.004 arcsec/year
0.07 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR946

HR946 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR946 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR946. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR946