HR973 is a giant star in the constellation of Perseus.
HR973 visual magnitude is 6.16. Because of its reltive faintness, HR973 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 HR973:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR973
HR973 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 HR973 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR973 in the sky:
Visibility of HR973 from your location
HR973 is circumpolar and transits at 03:22 UTC (altitude: 83.9°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR973
The image below is a photograph of HR973 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 HR973 is 0.054 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.045 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR973 from the Sun and relative movement
HR973 is distant 918.31 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR973
HR973 belongs to spectral class M2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR973 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.