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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

HR1080

HR1080 is a giant star in the constellation of Cassiopeia.

HR1080 visual magnitude is 6.27. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1080 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 HR1080:

6.27
Giant
HR1080 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 47°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1080

HR1080 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1080 are provided in the following table:

03h 39m 24s
+75° 44’ 22”
132.81°
16.2°
Cassiopeia

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1080 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1080 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1080.

Visibility of HR1080 from your location

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

HR1080 is circumpolar and transits at 18:28 UTC (altitude: 65.7°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1080

The image below is a photograph of HR1080 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 HR1080 is -0.015 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1080 star
DSS2 image of HR1080. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1080 during the next 10000 years (-2.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1080 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1080 is distant 428.95 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 28 kilometers per second.

131.58 pc
428.95 ly
28 km/s
-0.015 arcsec/year
0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1080

HR1080 belongs to spectral class G9 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

0.67
G9III
4816K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1080 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1080. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1080

SAO4953
SAO4953