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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:44  
clear_day Transit: 12:51  
SunsetSet: 18:57 south
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Altitude: -46.4°   Azimuth: 292.7°   Direction: West-North-West

HR1016 is a bright giant star in the constellation of Eridanus.

HR1016 visual magnitude is 5.52. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1016 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 HR1016:

Bright giant

HR1016 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -46.4°
Azimuth: 292.7°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1016

HR1016 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 HR1016 are provided in the following table:

03h 21m 24s
-23° 38’ 07”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1016 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1016 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1016.

Visibility of HR1016 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 HR1016 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: 113.6°
Max altitude: 14.9°
Azimuth: 246.4°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1016

The image below is a photograph of HR1016 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 HR1016 is -0.021 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.029 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1016 star
DSS2 image of HR1016. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1016 during the next 10000 years (-3.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1016 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1016 is distant 420.65 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

129.03 pc
420.65 ly
8 km/s
-0.021 arcsec/year
-0.029 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1016

HR1016 belongs to spectral class G6 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1016 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1016. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1016