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HR952

HR952 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Aries.

HR952 visual magnitude is 6.12. Because of its reltive faintness, HR952 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 HR952:

6.12
Hypergiant
HR952 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 32°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR952

HR952 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 HR952 are provided in the following table:

03h 11m 21s
+13° 02’ 52”
167.61°
-37.4°
Aries

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR952 in the sky:

Finder chart HR952 star
Simplified finder chart for HR952.

Visibility of HR952 from your location

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

Today's HR952 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 77.0°
Max altitude: 51.6°
Azimuth: 283.0°
HR952 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR952

The image below is a photograph of HR952 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 HR952 is -0.013 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.015 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR952 star
DSS2 image of HR952. The red arrow shows the motion of HR952 during the next 10000 years (-2.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR952 from the Sun and relative movement

HR952 is distant 344.24 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

105.60 pc
344.24 ly
11 km/s
-0.013 arcsec/year
0.015 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR952

HR952 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.

1.00
K0III
4695K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR952 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR952. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR952

SAO93327
SAO93327