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HR966

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 skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR966:

6.07
Giant
HR966 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 6°.

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”
149.24°
-12.92°
Perseus

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

HR966 is circumpolar and transits at 03:20 UTC (altitude: 81.0°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR966

The image below is a photograph of HR966 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 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);

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.

1.88
K2III
4581K

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

SAO38674
SAO38674