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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:58 
Sunset: 21:15
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HR958

Above the horizon.  Rise: 4:12 | Tran: 10:43 | Set: 17:15
Altitude: 45.2°   Azimuth: 178.9°   Direction: South

HR958 is a giant star of spectral class K1 in the constellation of Cetus.

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

Finder chart HR958 star
Simplified finder chart for 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”
173.4°
-41.99°
Cetus
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);

Key facts about HR958

5.56
Giant

and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-1.33
K1III
4559K

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

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

Alternative designations of HR958

SAO111044
SAO111044

Visibility of HR958 from your location

Today's HR958 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 83.3°
Max altitude: 45.2°
Azimuth: 276.7°