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 table below summarizes the key facts about HR974:
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 emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR974 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR974 in the sky:
Visibility of HR974 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR974
The image below is a photograph of HR974 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 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.
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.
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.