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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:50  
clear_day Transit: 12:56  
SunsetSet: 21:02 south
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HR1185 is a giant star in the constellation of Taurus.

HR1185 visual magnitude is 6.07. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1185 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 HR1185:

HR1185 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 7°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1185

HR1185 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 HR1185 are provided in the following table:

03h 49m 54s
+22° 14’ 39”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1185 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1185 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1185.

Visibility of HR1185 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 HR1185 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: 67.8°
Max altitude: 60.8°
Azimuth: 292.2°
HR1185 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1185

The image below is a photograph of HR1185 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 HR1185 is 0.015 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.037 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1185 star
DSS2 image of HR1185. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1185 during the next 10000 years (2.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1185 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1185 is distant 321.50 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

98.62 pc
321.50 ly
-3 km/s
0.015 arcsec/year
-0.037 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1185

HR1185 belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1185 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1185. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1185