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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:57  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:27
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Altitude: 31.3°   Azimuth: 90.9°   Direction: East

HR1172 is a variable and double main-sequence star in the constellation of Taurus.

HR1172 visual magnitude is 5.45. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1172 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR1172 is 0.023 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.05 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1172 star
DSS2 image of HR1172. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1172 during the next 10000 years (3.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR1172


HR1172 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 31.3°
Azimuth: 90.9°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1172

HR1172 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1172 are provided in the following table:

03h 48m 20s
+23° 25’ 15”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1172 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1172 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1172.

Visibility of HR1172 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 HR1172 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: 66.6°
Max altitude: 61.9°
Azimuth: 293.4°

Distance of HR1172 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1172 is distant 338.17 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

103.73 pc
338.17 ly
4 km/s
0.023 arcsec/year
-0.05 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1172

HR1172 belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1172 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1172. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR1172 star system properties

HR1172 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR1172 double sysyem:

0.1 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR1172