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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
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Below the horizon.  Rise: 9:55 | Tran: 11:02 | Set: 12:08
Altitude: -3.0°   Azimuth: 204.6°   Direction: South-South-West

HR1143 is a double giant star of spectral class K2 in the constellation of Eridanus.

HR1143 visual magnitude is 4.59. Because of its moderate brightness, HR1143 is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1143

Finder chart HR1143 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1143.

HR1143 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1143 are provided in the following table:

03h 42m 50s
-37° 18’ 48”
Image of HR1143 star
DSS2 image of HR1143. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1143 during the next 10000 years (-14.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -12.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR1143


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1143 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1143. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR1143 star system properties

HR1143 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR1143 double sysyem:

5.4 arcsec

Distance of HR1143 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1143 is distant 177.75 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

54.53 pc
177.75 ly
10 km/s
-0.088 arcsec/year
-0.077 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR1143


Visibility of HR1143 from your location

Today's HR1143 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 127.3°
Max altitude: 1.2°
Azimuth: 232.7°