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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:48  
clear_day Transit: 11:49  
SunsetSet: 15:50 south
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Altitude: -3.5°   Azimuth: 20.9°   Direction: North-North-East

HR978 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Perseus.

HR978 visual magnitude is 6.06. Because of its reltive faintness, HR978 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 HR978:


HR978 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -3.5°
Azimuth: 20.9°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR978

HR978 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 HR978 are provided in the following table:

03h 16m 35s
+32° 11’ 00”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR978 in the sky:

Finder chart HR978 star
Simplified finder chart for HR978.

Visibility of HR978 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 HR978 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: 57.8°
Max altitude: 70.7°
Azimuth: 302.2°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR978

The image below is a photograph of HR978 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 HR978 is -0.018 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.108 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR978 star
DSS2 image of HR978. The red arrow shows the motion of HR978 during the next 1000 years (-0.30 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.80 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR978 from the Sun and relative movement

HR978 is distant 550.68 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.

168.92 pc
550.68 ly
19 km/s
-0.018 arcsec/year
-0.108 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR978

HR978 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR978 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR978. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR978