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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 52.2°   Azimuth: 351.8°   Direction: North

HR965 is a bright giant star in the constellation of Cepheus.

HR965 visual magnitude is 5.61. Because of its reltive faintness, HR965 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 HR965:

Bright giant

HR965 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 52.2°
Azimuth: 351.8°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR965

HR965 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 HR965 are provided in the following table:

03h 32m 20s
+84° 54’ 39”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR965 in the sky:

Finder chart HR965 star
Simplified finder chart for HR965.

Visibility of HR965 from your location

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

HR965 is circumpolar and transits at 02:53 UTC (altitude: 56.6°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR965

The image below is a photograph of HR965 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 HR965 is 0.063 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.136 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR965 star
DSS2 image of HR965. The red arrow shows the motion of HR965 during the next 1000 years (1.05 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.27 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR965 from the Sun and relative movement

HR965 is distant 355.12 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 33 kilometers per second.

108.93 pc
355.12 ly
33 km/s
0.063 arcsec/year
-0.136 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR965

HR965 belongs to spectral class G3 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR965 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR965. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR965