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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:07 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:04
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HR953

Below the horizon.  Rise: 4:36 | Tran: 8:21 | Set: 12:06
Alt: -33.27°   Az: 86.91°   Direction: East

HR953 is a hypergiant star of spectral class K0 in the constellation of Eridanus.

HR953 visual magnitude is 6.38. Because of its faintness, HR953 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.

Image of HR953 star
DSS2 image of HR953. The red arrow shows the motion of HR953 during the next 10000 years (9.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 5.50 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

03h 11m 40s
-23° 38’ 47”
16h 22m 48s
19h 34m 29s

J2000

03h 10m 35s
-23° 44’ 17”

Galactic Coordinates

214.63°
-58.5°

Finder Chart

Finder chart HR953 star
Simplified finder chart for HR953.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

6.38
Hypergiant

1.75
K0IV
4917K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR953 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR953. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

HR953 is distant 274.41 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

84.18
274.41
9 km/s
0.058 arcsec/y
0.033"/y

Alternative Designations

SAO168354
SAO168354

Visibility from Your Location

Today's HR953 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 113.6°
Max altitude: 14.9°
Azimuth: 246.4°