HR1040 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.
HR1040 visual magnitude is 4.54. Because of its moderate brightness, HR1040 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about HR1040:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1040
HR1040 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 HR1040 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1040 in the sky:
Visibility of HR1040 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
HR1040 is circumpolar and transits at 15:18 UTC (altitude: 82.6°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1040
The image below is a photograph of HR1040 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 HR1040 is 0.006 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.
Distance of HR1040 from the Sun and relative movement
HR1040 is distant 2,469.70 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR1040
HR1040 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1040 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.