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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 7:01  
clear_day Transit: 12:12  
SunsetSet: 17:24
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Altitude: -46.4°   Azimuth: 267.3°   Direction: West

HR970 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Fornax.

HR970 visual magnitude is 6.27. Because of its reltive faintness, HR970 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR970 is 0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR970 star
DSS2 image of HR970. The red arrow shows the motion of HR970 during the next 100000 years (5.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR970


HR970 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -46.4°
Azimuth: 267.3°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR970

HR970 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR970 are provided in the following table:

03h 13m 01s
-35° 56’ 38”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR970 in the sky:

Finder chart HR970 star
Simplified finder chart for HR970.

Visibility of HR970 from your location

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

Today's HR970 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 125.9°
Max altitude: 2.6°
Azimuth: 234.1°

Distance of HR970 from the Sun and relative movement

HR970 is distant 479.41 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

147.06 pc
479.41 ly
22 km/s
0.003 arcsec/year
-0.001 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR970

HR970 belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR970 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR970. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR970