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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:35  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:45
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Altitude: 3.3°   Azimuth: 32.6°   Direction: North-North-East

HR976 is a variable and double star in the constellation of Perseus.

HR976 visual magnitude is 6.25. Because of its reltive faintness, HR976 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR976 is 0.043 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.034 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR976 star
DSS2 image of HR976. The red arrow shows the motion of HR976 during the next 10000 years (7.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR976


HR976 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 3.3°
Azimuth: 32.6°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR976

HR976 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 HR976 are provided in the following table:

03h 16m 01s
+34° 41’ 18”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR976 in the sky:

Finder chart HR976 star
Simplified finder chart for HR976.

Visibility of HR976 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 HR976 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: 55.3°
Max altitude: 73.2°
Azimuth: 304.7°

Distance of HR976 from the Sun and relative movement

HR976 is distant 217.91 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 25 kilometers per second.

66.84 pc
217.91 ly
25 km/s
0.043 arcsec/year
-0.034 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR976

HR976 belongs to spectral class A1


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR976 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR976. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR976 star system properties

HR976 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR976 double sysyem:

29.3 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR976