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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:47  
clear_day Transit: 11:49  
SunsetSet: 15:50 south
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Altitude: 7.4°   Azimuth: 343.9°   Direction: North-North-West

HR1170 is a variable sub-giant star in the constellation of Perseus.

HR1170 visual magnitude is 6.02. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1170 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 HR1170:


HR1170 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 7.4°
Azimuth: 343.9°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1170

HR1170 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 HR1170 are provided in the following table:

03h 49m 08s
+43° 57’ 47”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1170 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1170 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1170.

Visibility of HR1170 from your location

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

HR1170 is circumpolar and transits at 22:51 UTC (altitude: 82.5°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1170

The image below is a photograph of HR1170 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 HR1170 is 0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.021 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1170 star
DSS2 image of HR1170. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1170 during the next 10000 years (0.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1170 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1170 is distant 225.92 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

69.30 pc
225.92 ly
-15 km/s
0.001 arcsec/year
0.021 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1170

HR1170 belongs to spectral class A9 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1170 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1170. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1170