HR957 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Eridanus.
HR957 visual magnitude is 6.26. Because of its reltive faintness, HR957 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 HR957:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR957
HR957 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 HR957 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR957 in the sky:
Visibility of HR957 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's HR957 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR957
The image below is a photograph of HR957 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 HR957 is -0.014 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.02 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR957 from the Sun and relative movement
HR957 is distant 538.84 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR957
HR957 belongs to spectral class K0
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR957 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.