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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
wb_twilight   (Nautical Twilight)   What's Visible Now?

HR949

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 29.2°   Azimuth: 48.8°   Direction: North-East

HR949 is a multiple giant star of spectral class K5 in the constellation of Perseus.

HR949 visual magnitude is 6.33. Because of its faintness, HR949 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 HR949

Finder chart HR949 star
Simplified finder chart for HR949.

HR949 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 HR949 are provided in the following table:

03h 12m 26s
+47° 43’ 32”
146.06°
-8.71°
Perseus
Image of HR949 star
DSS2 image of HR949. The red arrow shows the motion of HR949 during the next 10000 years (12.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -13.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR949

6.33
Giant

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

0.39
K5III
3902K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR949 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR949. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR949 star system properties

HR949 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR949 double sysyem:

6.33
10.23
3.9
202.1 arcsec

Distance of HR949 from the Sun and relative movement

HR949 is distant 501.54 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 36 kilometers per second.

153.85 pc
501.54 ly
-36 km/s
0.074 arcsec/year
-0.083 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR949

SAO38638
SAO38638

Visibility of HR949 from your location

HR949 is circumpolar and transits at 09:23 UTC (altitude: 86.2°)