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HR1188

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 skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR1188:

5.26
Main-sequence
HR1188 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 39°.

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”
166.1°
-21.93°
Taurus

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 [change]
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 [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 64.4°
Max altitude: 64.1°
Azimuth: 295.6°
HR1188 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1188

The image below is a photograph of HR1188 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 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);

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.

1.41
A2V
8086K

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:

5.26
5.66
0.4
0.7 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR1188

SAO76256
SAO76256