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Altitude: 54.7°   Azimuth: 35.8°   Direction: North-East

HR1166 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

HR1166 visual magnitude is 6.32. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1166 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 HR1166:


HR1166 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 54.7°
Azimuth: 35.8°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1166

HR1166 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1166 are provided in the following table:

03h 51m 41s
+68° 30’ 26”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1166 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1166 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1166.

Visibility of HR1166 from your location

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

HR1166 is circumpolar and transits at 22:41 UTC (altitude: 73.0°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1166

The image below is a photograph of HR1166 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 HR1166 is 0.017 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.016 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1166 star
DSS2 image of HR1166. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1166 during the next 10000 years (2.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1166 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1166 is distant 821.16 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

251.89 pc
821.16 ly
-4 km/s
0.017 arcsec/year
-0.016 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1166

HR1166 belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1166 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1166. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1166