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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:51  
clear_day Transit: 11:50  
SunsetSet: 15:49 south
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Altitude: 31.6°   Azimuth: 110.3°   Direction: East-South-East

HR1194 is a variable star in the constellation of Taurus.

HR1194 visual magnitude is 6.3. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1194 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 HR1194:


HR1194 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 31.6°
Azimuth: 110.3°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1194

HR1194 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 HR1194 are provided in the following table:

03h 51m 15s
+13° 02’ 44”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1194 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1194 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1194.

Visibility of HR1194 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 HR1194 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: 77.0°
Max altitude: 51.6°
Azimuth: 283.0°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1194

The image below is a photograph of HR1194 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 HR1194 is 0.022 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.03 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1194 star
DSS2 image of HR1194. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1194 during the next 10000 years (3.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1194 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1194 is distant 442.93 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

135.87 pc
442.93 ly
16 km/s
0.022 arcsec/year
-0.03 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1194

HR1194 belongs to spectral class B9 HR1194 is also a Si chemically peculiar star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1194 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1194. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1194