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HR953

HR953 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Eridanus.

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

6.38
Hypergiant
HR953 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR953

HR953 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 HR953 are provided in the following table:

03h 10m 35s
-23° 44’ 17”
214.63°
-58.5°
Eridanus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR953 in the sky:

Finder chart HR953 star
Simplified finder chart for HR953.

Visibility of HR953 from your location

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

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

Azimuth: 113.7°
Max altitude: 14.8°
Azimuth: 246.3°
HR953 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR953

The image below is a photograph of HR953 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 HR953 is 0.058 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.033 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

Distance of HR953 from the Sun and relative movement

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 pc
274.41 ly
9 km/s
0.058 arcsec/year
0.033 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR953

HR953 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a hypergiant star.

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

Alternative designations of HR953

SAO168354
SAO168354