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Altitude: 10.9°   Azimuth: 345.3°   Direction: North-North-West

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

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


HR949 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 10.9°
Azimuth: 345.3°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 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”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR949 in the sky:

Finder chart HR949 star
Simplified finder chart for HR949.

Visibility of HR949 from your location

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

HR949 is circumpolar and transits at 10:22 UTC (altitude: 86.2°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR949

The image below is a photograph of HR949 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 HR949 is 0.074 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.083 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

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

Spectral properties of HR949

HR949 belongs to spectral class K5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


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:

202.1 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR949