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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:40  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:41
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Altitude: 4.3°   Azimuth: 293.4°   Direction: West-North-West

HR1085 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Taurus.

HR1085 visual magnitude is 6.17. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1085 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 HR1085 is 0.089 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.315 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1085 star
DSS2 image of HR1085. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1085 during the next 1000 years (1.48 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.25 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR1085


HR1085 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 4.3°
Azimuth: 293.4°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1085

HR1085 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1085 are provided in the following table:

03h 34m 08s
+17° 49’ 58”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1085 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1085 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1085.

Visibility of HR1085 from your location

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

Today's HR1085 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 72.2°
Max altitude: 56.4°
Azimuth: 287.8°

Distance of HR1085 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1085 is distant 138.31 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

42.43 pc
138.31 ly
11 km/s
0.089 arcsec/year
-0.315 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1085

HR1085 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1085 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1085. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1085