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 .
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1161 in the sky:
Visibility of HR1161 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
HR1161 is circumpolar and transits at 10:31 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.
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.
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 Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
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: