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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
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Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:59
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HR959

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Alt: -30.73°   Az: 177.63°   Direction: South

HR959 is a giant star of spectral class K1 in the constellation of Hydrus.

HR959 visual magnitude is 6.15. Because of its faintness, HR959 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.

Image of HR959 star
DSS2 image of HR959. The red arrow shows the motion of HR959 during the next 10000 years (-4.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.67 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

03h 08m 01s
-69° 10’ 20”
23h 37m 03s
02h 45m 05s

J2000

03h 07m 49s
-69° 15’ 56”

Galactic Coordinates

287.07°
-43.42°

Finder Chart

Finder chart HR959 star
Simplified finder chart for HR959.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

6.15
Giant

1.33
K1III
4695K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR959 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR959. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

HR959 is distant 300.18 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

92.08
300.18
11 km/s
-0.025 arcsec/y
-0.016"/y

Alternative Designations

SAO248742
SAO248742

Visibility from Your Location

HR959 is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK