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HR1176 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Perseus.

HR1176 visual magnitude is 5.66. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1176 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 HR1176:

HR1176 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 7°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1176

HR1176 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 HR1176 are provided in the following table:

03h 50m 04s
+44° 58’ 04”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1176 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1176 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1176.

Visibility of HR1176 from your location

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

HR1176 is circumpolar and transits at 03:55 UTC (altitude: 83.5°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1176

The image below is a photograph of HR1176 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 HR1176 is -0.028 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.028 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1176 star
DSS2 image of HR1176. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1176 during the next 10000 years (-4.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1176 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1176 is distant 346.44 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

106.27 pc
346.44 ly
14 km/s
-0.028 arcsec/year
-0.028 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1176

HR1176 belongs to spectral class G2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1176 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1176. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1176