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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: -40.4°   Azimuth: 288.4°   Direction: West-North-West

HR1187 is a giant star in the constellation of Eridanus.

HR1187 visual magnitude is 5.81. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1187 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 HR1187:


HR1187 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -40.4°
Azimuth: 288.4°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1187

HR1187 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 HR1187 are provided in the following table:

03h 48m 35s
-20° 54’ 11”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1187 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1187 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1187.

Visibility of HR1187 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 HR1187 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: 110.9°
Max altitude: 17.6°
Azimuth: 249.1°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1187

The image below is a photograph of HR1187 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 HR1187 is -0.015 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.025 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1187 star
DSS2 image of HR1187. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1187 during the next 10000 years (-2.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1187 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1187 is distant 829.52 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

254.45 pc
829.52 ly
3 km/s
-0.015 arcsec/year
-0.025 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1187

HR1187 belongs to spectral class K5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1187 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1187. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1187