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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:46  
clear_day Transit: 12:51  
SunsetSet: 18:55 south
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Altitude: 58.9°   Azimuth: 166.4°   Direction: South-South-East

HR1137 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Taurus.

HR1137 visual magnitude is 6.1. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1137 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 HR1137:


HR1137 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 58.9°
Azimuth: 166.4°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1137

HR1137 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 HR1137 are provided in the following table:

03h 44m 28s
+20° 55’ 42”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1137 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1137 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1137.

Visibility of HR1137 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 HR1137 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: 69.1°
Max altitude: 59.4°
Azimuth: 290.9°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1137

The image below is a photograph of HR1137 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 HR1137 is 0.014 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.02 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1137 star
DSS2 image of HR1137. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1137 during the next 10000 years (2.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1137 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1137 is distant 243.47 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

74.68 pc
243.47 ly
15 km/s
0.014 arcsec/year
-0.02 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1137

HR1137 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1137 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1137. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1137