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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 5:52  ☀️ Transit: 12:04  🌅 Sunset: 18:18


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:

HR1040 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 54°.

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:

03h 29m 54s
+58° 52’ 42”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1040 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1040 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1040.

Visibility of HR1040 from your location

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

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.

Image of HR1040 star
DSS2 image of HR1040. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1040 during the next 100000 years (10.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.33 arcmin in declination);

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.

757.58 pc
2,469.70 ly
-6 km/s
0.006 arcsec/year
-0.002 arcsec/year

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.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1040. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1040