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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:40  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:41
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Altitude: 30.3°   Azimuth: 58.7°   Direction: East-North-East

HR950 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Perseus.

HR950 visual magnitude is 6.15. Because of its reltive faintness, HR950 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR950 is 0.028 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR950 star
DSS2 image of HR950. The red arrow shows the motion of HR950 during the next 10000 years (4.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR950


HR950 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 30.3°
Azimuth: 58.7°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR950

HR950 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 HR950 are provided in the following table:

03h 12m 09s
+42° 22’ 33”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR950 in the sky:

Finder chart HR950 star
Simplified finder chart for HR950.

Visibility of HR950 from your location

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

HR950 is circumpolar and transits at 16:24 UTC (altitude: 80.9°)

Distance of HR950 from the Sun and relative movement

HR950 is distant 657.26 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

201.61 pc
657.26 ly
6 km/s
0.028 arcsec/year
-0.013 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR950

HR950 belongs to spectral class B4 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR950 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR950. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR950