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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:55  
clear_day Transit: 12:49  
SunsetSet: 18:41 south
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Altitude: 14.1°   Azimuth: 140.5°   Direction: South-East

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:


HR957 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 14.1°
Azimuth: 140.5°
Direction: South-East

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:

03h 11m 16s
-16° 01’ 31”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR957 in the sky:

Finder chart HR957 star
Simplified finder chart for HR957.

Visibility of HR957 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 HR957 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: 106.0°
Max altitude: 22.5°
Azimuth: 254.0°

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.

Image of HR957 star
DSS2 image of HR957. The red arrow shows the motion of HR957 during the next 10000 years (-2.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.33 arcmin in declination);

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.

165.29 pc
538.84 ly
-15 km/s
-0.014 arcsec/year
-0.02 arcsec/year

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.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR957. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR957