HR956 is a giant star in the constellation of Perseus.
HR956 visual magnitude is 5.9. Because of its reltive faintness, HR956 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 HR956:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR956
HR956 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR956 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR956 in the sky:
Visibility of HR956 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
HR956 is circumpolar and transits at 10:26 UTC (altitude: 86.7°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR956
The image below is a photograph of HR956 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 HR956 is 0.03 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.022 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR956 from the Sun and relative movement
HR956 is distant 311.37 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR956
HR956 belongs to spectral class G9 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR956 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.