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HR1059

HR1059 is a giant star in the constellation of Perseus.

HR1059 visual magnitude is 6.39. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1059 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 HR1059:

6.39
Giant
HR1059 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 12°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1059

HR1059 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 HR1059 are provided in the following table:

03h 31m 49s
+49° 24’ 02”
147.84°
-5.56°
Perseus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1059 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1059 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1059.

Visibility of HR1059 from your location

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

HR1059 is circumpolar and transits at 03:37 UTC (altitude: 87.9°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1059

The image below is a photograph of HR1059 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 HR1059 is 0.012 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1059 star
DSS2 image of HR1059. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1059 during the next 10000 years (2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1059 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1059 is distant 2,144.74 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

657.89 pc
2,144.74 ly
-6 km/s
0.012 arcsec/year
-0.005 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1059

HR1059 belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-2.70
B9III
9125K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1059 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1059. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1059

SAO38912
SAO38912