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HR1078

HR1078 is a variable star in the constellation of Perseus.

HR1078 visual magnitude is 5.81. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1078 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 HR1078:

5.81
HR1078 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 2°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1078

HR1078 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 HR1078 are provided in the following table:

03h 33m 35s
+39° 53’ 57”
153.72°
-13.09°
Perseus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1078 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1078 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1078.

Visibility of HR1078 from your location

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

HR1078 is circumpolar and transits at 03:39 UTC (altitude: 78.4°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1078

The image below is a photograph of HR1078 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 HR1078 is 0.019 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.046 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1078 star
DSS2 image of HR1078. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1078 during the next 10000 years (3.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1078 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1078 is distant 178.24 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

54.67 pc
178.24 ly
4 km/s
0.019 arcsec/year
-0.046 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1078

HR1078 belongs to spectral class A5

2.12
A5
8932K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1078 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1078. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1078

SAO56538
SAO56538