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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:54  
clear_day Transit: 11:51  
SunsetSet: 15:49 south
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Altitude: 13.8°   Azimuth: 304.9°   Direction: North-West

HR1164 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Perseus.

HR1164 visual magnitude is 6.25. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1164 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 HR1164:


HR1164 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 13.8°
Azimuth: 304.9°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1164

HR1164 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 HR1164 are provided in the following table:

03h 47m 48s
+32° 11’ 42”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1164 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1164 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1164.

Visibility of HR1164 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 HR1164 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: 57.8°
Max altitude: 70.7°
Azimuth: 302.2°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1164

The image below is a photograph of HR1164 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 HR1164 is -0.032 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.047 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1164 star
DSS2 image of HR1164. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1164 during the next 10000 years (-5.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1164 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1164 is distant 181.92 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

55.80 pc
181.92 ly
-4 km/s
-0.032 arcsec/year
-0.047 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1164

HR1164 belongs to spectral class G0


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1164 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1164. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1164