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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:45  ☀️ Transit: 13:03  🌅 Sunset: 19:23


HR948 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Aries.

HR948 visual magnitude is 5.98. Because of its reltive faintness, HR948 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 HR948:

HR948 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 42°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR948

HR948 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 HR948 are provided in the following table:

03h 10m 38s
+11° 52’ 21”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR948 in the sky:

Finder chart HR948 star
Simplified finder chart for HR948.

Visibility of HR948 from your location

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

Today's HR948 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 78.1°
Max altitude: 50.4°
Azimuth: 281.9°
HR948 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR948

The image below is a photograph of HR948 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 HR948 is 0.041 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.026 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR948 star
DSS2 image of HR948. The red arrow shows the motion of HR948 during the next 10000 years (6.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR948 from the Sun and relative movement

HR948 is distant 522.44 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

160.26 pc
522.44 ly
1 km/s
0.041 arcsec/year
-0.026 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR948

HR948 belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR948 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR948. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR948