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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 83.0°   Azimuth: 268.2°   Direction: West

HR1160 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Perseus.

HR1160 visual magnitude is 6.14. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1160 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR1160 is 0.014 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 HR1160 star
DSS2 image of HR1160. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1160 during the next 10000 years (2.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR1160


HR1160 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 83.0°
Azimuth: 268.2°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1160

HR1160 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 HR1160 are provided in the following table:

03h 48m 18s
+50° 44’ 12”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1160 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1160 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1160.

Visibility of HR1160 from your location

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

HR1160 is circumpolar and transits at 17:35 UTC (altitude: 89.3°)

Distance of HR1160 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1160 is distant 593.81 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.

182.15 pc
593.81 ly
-24 km/s
0.014 arcsec/year
-0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1160

HR1160 belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1160 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1160. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR1160 star system properties

HR1160 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 HR1160 double sysyem:

7 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR1160