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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:48  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:34
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Altitude: -61.1°   Azimuth: 23.6°   Direction: North-North-East

HR1004 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Fornax.

HR1004 visual magnitude is 5.61. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1004 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 HR1004 is 0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.025 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1004 star
DSS2 image of HR1004. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1004 during the next 10000 years (0.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR1004


HR1004 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -61.1°
Azimuth: 23.6°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1004

HR1004 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1004 are provided in the following table:

03h 19m 34s
-24° 07’ 23”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1004 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1004 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1004.

Visibility of HR1004 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 HR1004 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: 114.1°
Max altitude: 14.4°
Azimuth: 245.9°

Distance of HR1004 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1004 is distant 1,172.66 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

359.71 pc
1,172.66 ly
15 km/s
0.001 arcsec/year
-0.025 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1004

HR1004 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 HR1004 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1004. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1004