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HR1050

HR1050 is a giant star in the constellation of Eridanus.

HR1050 visual magnitude is 5.73. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1050 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 HR1050:

5.73
Giant
HR1050 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 22°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1050

HR1050 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1050 are provided in the following table:

03h 28m 00s
-11° 17’ 12”
197.35°
-50.01°
Eridanus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1050 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1050 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1050.

Visibility of HR1050 from your location

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

Today's HR1050 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 101.3°
Max altitude: 27.2°
Azimuth: 258.7°
HR1050 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1050

The image below is a photograph of HR1050 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 HR1050 is 0.002 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 HR1050 star
DSS2 image of HR1050. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1050 during the next 10000 years (0.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1050 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1050 is distant 340.29 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

104.38 pc
340.29 ly
-2 km/s
0.002 arcsec/year
-0.049 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1050

HR1050 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

0.64
K2III
4515K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1050 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1050. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1050

SAO148972
SAO148972