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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:44  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:38
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Altitude: 44.8°   Azimuth: 105.8°   Direction: East-South-East

HR1188 is a variable and double main-sequence star in the constellation of Taurus.

HR1188 visual magnitude is 5.26. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1188 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR1188 is 0.038 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.109 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1188 star
DSS2 image of HR1188. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1188 during the next 1000 years (0.63 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.82 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR1188


HR1188 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 44.8°
Azimuth: 105.8°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1188

HR1188 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 HR1188 are provided in the following table:

03h 50m 18s
+25° 34’ 45”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1188 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1188 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1188.

Visibility of HR1188 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 HR1188 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: 64.4°
Max altitude: 64.1°
Azimuth: 295.6°

Distance of HR1188 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1188 is distant 192.22 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

58.96 pc
192.22 ly
4 km/s
0.038 arcsec/year
-0.109 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1188

HR1188 belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1188 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1188. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR1188 star system properties

HR1188 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR1188 double sysyem:

0.7 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR1188