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HR960

HR960 is a giant star in the constellation of Horologium.

HR960 visual magnitude is 6.12. Because of its reltive faintness, HR960 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 HR960:

6.12
Giant
HR960 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR960

HR960 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 HR960 are provided in the following table:

03h 10m 27s
-48° 44’ 03”
261.22°
-55.59°
Horologium

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR960 in the sky:

Finder chart HR960 star
Simplified finder chart for HR960.

Visibility of HR960 from your location

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

HR960 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR960

The image below is a photograph of HR960 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 HR960 is 0.034 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.027 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR960 star
DSS2 image of HR960. The red arrow shows the motion of HR960 during the next 10000 years (5.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR960 from the Sun and relative movement

HR960 is distant 387.63 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

118.91 pc
387.63 ly
14 km/s
0.034 arcsec/year
-0.027 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR960

HR960 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

0.74
K1III
4472K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR960 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR960. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR960

SAO216197
SAO216197