HR961 is a variable and multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Cepheus.
HR961 visual magnitude is 5.45. Because of its reltive faintness, HR961 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 HR961:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR961
HR961 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR961 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR961 in the sky:
Visibility of HR961 from your location
HR961 is circumpolar and transits at 22:40 UTC (altitude: 63.7°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR961
The image below is a photograph of HR961 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 HR961 is 0.059 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.061 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR961 from the Sun and relative movement
HR961 is distant 263.75 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR961
HR961 belongs to spectral class A6 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR961 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR961 star system properties
HR961 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR961 double sysyem: