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HR969 is a supergiant star in the constellation of Perseus.

HR969 visual magnitude is 5.03. Because of its reltive faintness, HR969 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 HR969:

HR969 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 13°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR969

HR969 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 HR969 are provided in the following table:

03h 16m 12s
+50° 56’ 16”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR969 in the sky:

Finder chart HR969 star
Simplified finder chart for HR969.

Visibility of HR969 from your location

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

HR969 is circumpolar and transits at 03:22 UTC (altitude: 89.5°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR969

The image below is a photograph of HR969 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 HR969 is -0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.016 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR969 star
DSS2 image of HR969. The red arrow shows the motion of HR969 during the next 10000 years (-1.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR969 from the Sun and relative movement

HR969 is distant 833.76 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

255.75 pc
833.76 ly
2 km/s
-0.007 arcsec/year
-0.016 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR969

HR969 belongs to spectral class G6 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR969 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR969. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR969