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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
wb_twilight   (Nautical Twilight)   What's Visible Now?


Below the horizon.  Rise: 5:56 | Tran: 10:30 | Set: 15:04
Altitude: -54.5°   Azimuth: 356.5°   Direction: North

HR957 is a hypergiant star of spectral class K0 in the constellation of Eridanus.

HR957 visual magnitude is 6.26. Because of its faintness, HR957 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR957

Finder chart HR957 star
Simplified finder chart for 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”
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);

Key facts about HR957



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

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

Alternative designations of HR957


Visibility of HR957 from your location

Today's HR957 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 106.0°
Max altitude: 22.5°
Azimuth: 254.0°