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HR971

HR971 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Aries.

HR971 visual magnitude is 5.52. Because of its reltive faintness, HR971 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 HR971:

5.52
Main-sequence
HR971 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR971

HR971 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 HR971 are provided in the following table:

03h 15m 20s
+30° 33’ 24”
156.23°
-22.85°
Aries

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR971 in the sky:

Finder chart HR971 star
Simplified finder chart for HR971.

Visibility of HR971 from your location

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

Today's HR971 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 59.4°
Max altitude: 69.1°
Azimuth: 300.6°
HR971 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR971

The image below is a photograph of HR971 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 HR971 is -0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR971 star
DSS2 image of HR971. The red arrow shows the motion of HR971 during the next 100000 years (-10.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 11.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR971 from the Sun and relative movement

HR971 is distant 433.51 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

132.98 pc
433.51 ly
-3 km/s
-0.006 arcsec/year
0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR971

HR971 belongs to spectral class A1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.

-0.10
A1V
10002K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR971 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR971. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR971

SAO56285
SAO56285