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Altitude: 35.7°   Azimuth: 38.0°   Direction: North-East

HR1068 is a multiple giant star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

HR1068 visual magnitude is 6.4. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1068 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 HR1068:


HR1068 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 35.7°
Azimuth: 38.0°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1068

HR1068 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 HR1068 are provided in the following table:

03h 33m 32s
+58° 45’ 54”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1068 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1068 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1068.

Visibility of HR1068 from your location

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

HR1068 is circumpolar and transits at 23:03 UTC (altitude: 82.7°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1068

The image below is a photograph of HR1068 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 HR1068 is 0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.057 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1068 star
DSS2 image of HR1068. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1068 during the next 10000 years (1.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -9.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1068 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1068 is distant 763.47 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

234.19 pc
763.47 ly
7 km/s
0.008 arcsec/year
-0.057 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1068

HR1068 belongs to spectral class A4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1068 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1068. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR1068 star system properties

HR1068 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR1068 double sysyem:

20.4 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR1068