HR968 is a multiple giant star in the constellation of Eridanus.
HR968 visual magnitude is 5.93. Because of its reltive faintness, HR968 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 HR968:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR968
HR968 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 HR968 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR968 in the sky:
Visibility of HR968 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
HR968 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR968
The image below is a photograph of HR968 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 HR968 is 0.093 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.017 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR968 from the Sun and relative movement
HR968 is distant 142.79 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR968
HR968 belongs to spectral class F7 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR968 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR968 star system properties
HR968 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 HR968 double sysyem: