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 table below summarizes the key facts about HR1172:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1172 in the sky:
Visibility of HR1172 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1172
The image below is a photograph of HR1172 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 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.
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.
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.
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: