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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: 36.1°   Azimuth: 66.8°   Direction: East-North-East

HR1026 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Perseus.

HR1026 visual magnitude is 6.51. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1026 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 HR1026 is -0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1026 star
DSS2 image of HR1026. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1026 during the next 100000 years (-8.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR1026


HR1026 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 36.1°
Azimuth: 66.8°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1026

HR1026 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 HR1026 are provided in the following table:

03h 25m 09s
+41° 15’ 25”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1026 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1026 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1026.

Visibility of HR1026 from your location

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

HR1026 is circumpolar and transits at 16:29 UTC (altitude: 79.8°)

Distance of HR1026 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1026 is distant 677.75 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.

207.90 pc
677.75 ly
-19 km/s
-0.005 arcsec/year
0.001 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1026

HR1026 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 HR1026 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1026. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1026