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Altitude: 81.2°   Azimuth: 314.3°   Direction: North-West

HR1161 is a double hypergiant star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

HR1161 visual magnitude is 6.46. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1161 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 HR1161:


HR1161 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 81.2°
Azimuth: 314.3°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1161

HR1161 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 HR1161 are provided in the following table:

03h 49m 19s
+57° 07’ 05”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1161 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1161 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1161.

Visibility of HR1161 from your location

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

HR1161 is circumpolar and transits at 22:59 UTC (altitude: 84.4°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1161

The image below is a photograph of HR1161 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 HR1161 is 0.018 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.027 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1161 star
DSS2 image of HR1161. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1161 during the next 10000 years (3.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1161 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1161 is distant 530.94 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

162.87 pc
530.94 ly
-2 km/s
0.018 arcsec/year
-0.027 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1161

HR1161 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 HR1161 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1161. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR1161 star system properties

HR1161 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR1161 double sysyem:

58.3 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR1161