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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:07 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:04
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HR968

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Alt: -24.66°   Az: 228.87°   Direction: South-West

HR968 is a multiple giant star of spectral class F7 in the constellation of Eridanus.

HR968 visual magnitude is 5.93. Because of its faintness, HR968 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Image of HR968 star
DSS2 image of HR968. The red arrow shows the motion of HR968 during the next 1000 years (1.55 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.28 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

03h 13m 17s
-44° 19’ 43”
04h 52m 26s
08h 05m 44s

J2000

03h 12m 25s
-44° 25’ 10”

Galactic Coordinates

253.82°
-56.96°

Finder Chart

Finder chart HR968 star
Simplified finder chart for HR968.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

5.93
Giant

2.72
F7III
6674K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR968 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR968. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

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:

5.93
6.33
0.4
0.2 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

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.

43.80
142.79
17 km/s
0.093 arcsec/y
-0.017"/y

Alternative Designations

SAO216209
SAO216209

Visibility from Your Location

HR968 is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK