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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:03  ☀️ Transit: 12:06  🌅 Sunset: 18:09


HR1049 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Eridanus.

HR1049 visual magnitude is 6.32. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1049 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 HR1049:

HR1049 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1049

HR1049 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1049 are provided in the following table:

03h 26m 11s
-41° 38’ 12”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1049 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1049 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1049.

Visibility of HR1049 from your location

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

HR1049 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1049

The image below is a photograph of HR1049 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 HR1049 is 0.015 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.027 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1049 star
DSS2 image of HR1049. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1049 during the next 10000 years (2.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1049 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1049 is distant 441.14 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

135.32 pc
441.14 ly
12 km/s
0.015 arcsec/year
0.027 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1049

HR1049 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1049 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1049. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1049