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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:40  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:41
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Altitude: 31.5°   Azimuth: 59.8°   Direction: East-North-East

HR966 is a giant star in the constellation of Perseus.

HR966 visual magnitude is 6.07. Because of its reltive faintness, HR966 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR966 is 0.07 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.012 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR966 star
DSS2 image of HR966. The red arrow shows the motion of HR966 during the next 10000 years (11.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR966


HR966 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 31.5°
Azimuth: 59.8°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR966

HR966 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR966 are provided in the following table:

03h 14m 56s
+42° 30’ 14”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR966 in the sky:

Finder chart HR966 star
Simplified finder chart for HR966.

Visibility of HR966 from your location

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

HR966 is circumpolar and transits at 16:27 UTC (altitude: 81.0°)

Distance of HR966 from the Sun and relative movement

HR966 is distant 224.98 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

69.01 pc
224.98 ly
22 km/s
0.07 arcsec/year
0.012 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR966

HR966 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR966 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR966. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR966