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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:52  
clear_day Transit: 12:49  
SunsetSet: 18:46 south
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Altitude: -31.5°   Azimuth: 351.0°   Direction: North

HR958 is a giant star in the constellation of Cetus.

HR958 visual magnitude is 5.56. Because of its reltive faintness, HR958 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 HR958:


HR958 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -31.5°
Azimuth: 351.0°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR958

HR958 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 HR958 are provided in the following table:

03h 12m 26s
+06° 39’ 38”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR958 in the sky:

Finder chart HR958 star
Simplified finder chart for HR958.

Visibility of HR958 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 HR958 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: 83.3°
Max altitude: 45.2°
Azimuth: 276.7°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR958

The image below is a photograph of HR958 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 HR958 is -0.009 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR958 star
DSS2 image of HR958. The red arrow shows the motion of HR958 during the next 100000 years (-15.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR958 from the Sun and relative movement

HR958 is distant 779.90 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

239.23 pc
779.90 ly
5 km/s
-0.009 arcsec/year
-0.004 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR958

HR958 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR958 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR958. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR958