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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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HR955

Below the horizon.  Rise: 4:16 | Tran: 9:55 | Set: 15:34
Altitude: -2.6°   Azimuth: 92.8°   Direction: East

HR955 is a double giant star of spectral class M1 in the constellation of Eridanus.

HR955 visual magnitude is 6.05. Because of its faintness, HR955 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.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR955

Finder chart HR955 star
Simplified finder chart for HR955.

HR955 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 HR955 are provided in the following table:

03h 11m 18s
-03° 48’ 42”
184.19°
-49.29°
Eridanus
Image of HR955 star
DSS2 image of HR955. The red arrow shows the motion of HR955 during the next 10000 years (-1.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR955

6.05
Giant

and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-0.85
M1III
3568K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR955 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR955. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR955 star system properties

HR955 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR955 double sysyem:

6.05
11.95
5.9
24.4 arcsec

Distance of HR955 from the Sun and relative movement

HR955 is distant 783.65 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.

240.38 pc
783.65 ly
24 km/s
-0.006 arcsec/year
-0.014 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR955

SAO130328
SAO130328

Visibility of HR955 from your location

Today's HR955 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 93.8°
Max altitude: 34.7°
Azimuth: 266.2°