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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: -45.4°   Azimuth: 277.9°   Direction: West

HR974 is a variable bright giant star in the constellation of Fornax.

HR974 visual magnitude is 6.16. Because of its reltive faintness, HR974 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 HR974 is 0.027 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR974 star
DSS2 image of HR974. The red arrow shows the motion of HR974 during the next 10000 years (4.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR974

Bright giant

HR974 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -45.4°
Azimuth: 277.9°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR974

HR974 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 HR974 are provided in the following table:

03h 13m 37s
-29° 48’ 15”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR974 in the sky:

Finder chart HR974 star
Simplified finder chart for HR974.

Visibility of HR974 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 HR974 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: 119.8°
Max altitude: 8.7°
Azimuth: 240.2°

Distance of HR974 from the Sun and relative movement

HR974 is distant 452.15 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.

138.70 pc
452.15 ly
23 km/s
0.027 arcsec/year
-0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR974

HR974 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR974 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR974. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR974