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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:47  
clear_day Transit: 11:49  
SunsetSet: 15:50 south
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Altitude: 86.8°   Azimuth: 225.9°   Direction: South-West

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

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


HR1056 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 86.8°
Azimuth: 225.9°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 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”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1056 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1056 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1056.

Visibility of HR1056 from your location

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

HR1056 is circumpolar and transits at 22:33 UTC (altitude: 87.7°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1056

The image below is a photograph of HR1056 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 HR1056 is -0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

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

Spectral properties of HR1056

HR1056 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 HR1056 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

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

Alternative designations of HR1056