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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]


HR1018 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Fornax.

HR1018 visual magnitude is 6.35. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1018 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 HR1018:

HR1018 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 11°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1018

HR1018 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 HR1018 are provided in the following table:

03h 22m 16s
-25° 35’ 16”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1018 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1018 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1018.

Visibility of HR1018 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's HR1018 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 115.6°
Max altitude: 12.9°
Azimuth: 244.4°
HR1018 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1018

The image below is a photograph of HR1018 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 HR1018 is 0.009 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1018 star
DSS2 image of HR1018. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1018 during the next 100000 years (15.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1018 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1018 is distant 449.66 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 25 kilometers per second.

137.93 pc
449.66 ly
25 km/s
0.009 arcsec/year
-0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1018

HR1018 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1018 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1018. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1018