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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:43  
clear_day Transit: 11:47  
SunsetSet: 15:52 south
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Altitude: 43.6°   Azimuth: 315.4°   Direction: North-West

HR1043 is a variable and double main-sequence star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

HR1043 visual magnitude is 6.13. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1043 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 HR1043:


HR1043 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 43.6°
Azimuth: 315.4°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1043

HR1043 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 HR1043 are provided in the following table:

03h 30m 11s
+59° 21’ 57”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1043 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1043 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1043.

Visibility of HR1043 from your location

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

HR1043 is circumpolar and transits at 22:44 UTC (altitude: 82.1°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1043

The image below is a photograph of HR1043 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 HR1043 is 0.036 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.047 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1043 star
DSS2 image of HR1043. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1043 during the next 10000 years (6.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1043 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1043 is distant 337.13 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

103.41 pc
337.13 ly
11 km/s
0.036 arcsec/year
-0.047 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1043

HR1043 belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1043 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1043. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR1043 star system properties

HR1043 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of medium or large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR1043 double sysyem:

2.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR1043