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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:04  
clear_day Transit: 12:47  
SunsetSet: 18:30 south
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Altitude: -39.5°   Azimuth: 274.7°   Direction: West

HR1045 is a giant star in the constellation of Fornax.

HR1045 visual magnitude is 5.93. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1045 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 HR1045:


HR1045 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -39.5°
Azimuth: 274.7°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1045

HR1045 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1045 are provided in the following table:

03h 26m 22s
-27° 19’ 02”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1045 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1045 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1045.

Visibility of HR1045 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 HR1045 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: 117.3°
Max altitude: 11.2°
Azimuth: 242.7°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1045

The image below is a photograph of HR1045 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 HR1045 is 0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.049 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1045 star
DSS2 image of HR1045. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1045 during the next 10000 years (1.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 8.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1045 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1045 is distant 433.51 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.

132.98 pc
433.51 ly
13 km/s
0.008 arcsec/year
0.049 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1045

HR1045 belongs to spectral class G5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1045 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1045. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1045