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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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Above the horizon.  Rise: 5:23 | Tran: 10:23 | Set: 15:24
Altitude: 21.3°   Azimuth: 145.8°   Direction: South-East

HR1050 is a giant star of spectral class K2 in the constellation of Eridanus.

HR1050 visual magnitude is 5.73. Because of its faintness, HR1050 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1050

Finder chart HR1050 star
Simplified finder chart for 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”
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);

Key facts about HR1050


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


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

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

Alternative designations of HR1050


Visibility of HR1050 from your location

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

Azimuth: 101.3°
Max altitude: 27.2°
Azimuth: 258.7°