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HR1196 is a star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

HR1196 visual magnitude is 6.34. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1196 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 HR1196:

HR1196 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 41°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1196

HR1196 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1196 are provided in the following table:

03h 56m 30s
+71° 49’ 18”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1196 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1196 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1196.

Visibility of HR1196 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

HR1196 is circumpolar and transits at 11:33 UTC (altitude: 69.7°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1196

The image below is a photograph of HR1196 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 HR1196 is -0.057 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 HR1196 star
DSS2 image of HR1196. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1196 during the next 10000 years (-9.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1196 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1196 is distant 195.91 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

60.10 pc
195.91 ly
-2 km/s
-0.057 arcsec/year
-0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1196

HR1196 belongs to spectral class A5


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1196 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1196. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1196