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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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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:

HR956 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 23°.

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:

03h 13m 23s
+48° 10’ 36”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR956 in the sky:

Finder chart HR956 star
Simplified finder chart for HR956.

Visibility of HR956 from your location

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

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.

Image of HR956 star
DSS2 image of HR956. The red arrow shows the motion of HR956 during the next 10000 years (5.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.67 arcmin in declination);

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.

95.51 pc
311.37 ly
-10 km/s
0.03 arcsec/year
-0.022 arcsec/year

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.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR956. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR956