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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
sunny   (Daytime)   What's Visible Now?


Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 21.9°   Azimuth: 323.7°   Direction: North-West

HR1056 is a variable hypergiant star of spectral class A0 in the constellation of Perseus.

HR1056 visual magnitude is 6.29. Because of its faintness, HR1056 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 HR1056

Finder chart HR1056 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1056.

HR1056 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 HR1056 are provided in the following table:

03h 31m 29s
+49° 12’ 34”
Image of HR1056 star
DSS2 image of HR1056. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1056 during the next 100000 years (-8.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR1056


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1056 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1056. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR1056 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1056 is distant 467.72 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.

143.47 pc
467.72 ly
-23 km/s
-0.005 arcsec/year
0.001 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR1056


Visibility of HR1056 from your location

HR1056 is circumpolar and transits at 09:54 UTC (altitude: 87.7°)