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Altitude: 64.2°   Azimuth: 81.8°   Direction: East

HR1063 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Perseus.

HR1063 visual magnitude is 5.47. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1063 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 HR1063:


HR1063 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 64.2°
Azimuth: 81.8°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1063

HR1063 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 HR1063 are provided in the following table:

03h 32m 08s
+48° 01’ 24”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1063 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1063 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1063.

Visibility of HR1063 from your location

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

HR1063 is circumpolar and transits at 22:22 UTC (altitude: 86.5°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1063

The image below is a photograph of HR1063 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 HR1063 is 0.02 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.025 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1063 star
DSS2 image of HR1063. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1063 during the next 10000 years (3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1063 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1063 is distant 585.28 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

179.53 pc
585.28 ly
1 km/s
0.02 arcsec/year
-0.025 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1063

HR1063 belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star. HR1063 is also a Mn chemically peculiar star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1063 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1063. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1063