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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:48  
clear_day Transit: 12:56  
SunsetSet: 21:05 south
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HR1028 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Taurus.

HR1028 visual magnitude is 6.04. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1028 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 HR1028:

HR1028 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 50°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1028

HR1028 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 HR1028 are provided in the following table:

03h 24m 10s
+12° 37’ 45”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1028 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1028 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1028.

Visibility of HR1028 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 HR1028 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: 77.4°
Max altitude: 51.1°
Azimuth: 282.6°
HR1028 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1028

The image below is a photograph of HR1028 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 HR1028 is 0.028 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.021 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1028 star
DSS2 image of HR1028. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1028 during the next 10000 years (4.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1028 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1028 is distant 461.76 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

141.64 pc
461.76 ly
21 km/s
0.028 arcsec/year
-0.021 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1028

HR1028 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1028 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1028. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1028