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Altitude: -31.0°   Azimuth: 249.6°   Direction: West-South-West

HR1186 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Eridanus.

HR1186 visual magnitude is 6.21. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1186 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 HR1186:


HR1186 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -31.0°
Azimuth: 249.6°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1186

HR1186 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 HR1186 are provided in the following table:

03h 47m 49s
-36° 06’ 20”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1186 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1186 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1186.

Visibility of HR1186 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 HR1186 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: 126.1°
Max altitude: 2.4°
Azimuth: 233.9°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1186

The image below is a photograph of HR1186 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 HR1186 is 0.021 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1186 star
DSS2 image of HR1186. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1186 during the next 10000 years (3.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1186 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1186 is distant 529.22 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

162.34 pc
529.22 ly
11 km/s
0.021 arcsec/year
0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1186

HR1186 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 HR1186 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1186. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1186