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HR1179

Altitude: -42.7°   Azimuth: 274.0°   Direction: West

HR1179 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Fornax.

HR1179 visual magnitude is 6.55. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1179 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 HR1179 is 0.182 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.069 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1179 star
DSS2 image of HR1179. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1179 during the next 1000 years (3.03 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.15 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR1179

6.55
Main-sequence

HR1179 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -42.7°
Azimuth: 274.0°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1179

HR1179 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1179 are provided in the following table:

03h 47m 20s
-29° 54’ 06”
227.75°
-51.5°
Fornax

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1179 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1179 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1179.

Visibility of HR1179 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 HR1179 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: 119.9°
Max altitude: 8.6°
Azimuth: 240.1°

Distance of HR1179 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1179 is distant 125.43 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

38.48 pc
125.43 ly
4 km/s
0.182 arcsec/year
-0.069 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1179

HR1179 belongs to spectral class F8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.

3.62
F8V
6435K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1179 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1179. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1179

SAO194531
SAO194531