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HR959

HR959 is a giant star in the constellation of Hydrus.

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

6.15
Giant
HR959 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR959

HR959 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR959 are provided in the following table:

03h 07m 49s
-69° 15’ 56”
287.07°
-43.42°
Hydrus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR959 in the sky:

Finder chart HR959 star
Simplified finder chart for HR959.

Visibility of HR959 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

HR959 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR959

The image below is a photograph of HR959 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 HR959 is -0.025 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.016 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

Distance of HR959 from the Sun and relative movement

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 pc
300.18 ly
11 km/s
-0.025 arcsec/year
-0.016 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR959

HR959 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

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

Alternative designations of HR959

SAO248742
SAO248742