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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:02  
clear_day Transit: 12:47  
SunsetSet: 18:32 south
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Altitude: 0.3°   Azimuth: 263.5°   Direction: West

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

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


HR955 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 0.3°
Azimuth: 263.5°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 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”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR955 in the sky:

Finder chart HR955 star
Simplified finder chart for HR955.

Visibility of HR955 from your location

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

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

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

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR955

The image below is a photograph of HR955 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 HR955 is -0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.014 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

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

Spectral properties of HR955

HR955 belongs to spectral class M1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


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:

24.4 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR955