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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:48  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:34
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Altitude: 39.5°   Azimuth: 64.4°   Direction: East-North-East

HR1072 is a variable sub-giant star in the constellation of Perseus.

HR1072 visual magnitude is 6.41. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1072 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR1072 is 0.011 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1072 star
DSS2 image of HR1072. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1072 during the next 10000 years (1.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR1072


HR1072 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 39.5°
Azimuth: 64.4°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1072

HR1072 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 HR1072 are provided in the following table:

03h 32m 39s
+44° 51’ 20”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1072 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1072 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1072.

Visibility of HR1072 from your location

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

HR1072 is circumpolar and transits at 17:00 UTC (altitude: 83.4°)

Distance of HR1072 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1072 is distant 1,559.81 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

478.47 pc
1,559.81 ly
2 km/s
0.011 arcsec/year
-0.013 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1072

HR1072 belongs to spectral class B2 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1072 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1072. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1072