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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: -6.6°   Azimuth: 10.8°   Direction: North

HR1197 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Perseus.

HR1197 visual magnitude is 6.25. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1197 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 HR1197:


HR1197 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -6.6°
Azimuth: 10.8°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1197

HR1197 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 HR1197 are provided in the following table:

03h 52m 04s
+31° 10’ 05”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1197 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1197 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1197.

Visibility of HR1197 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 HR1197 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: 58.8°
Max altitude: 69.7°
Azimuth: 301.2°
HR1197 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1197

The image below is a photograph of HR1197 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 HR1197 is -0.026 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.045 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1197 star
DSS2 image of HR1197. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1197 during the next 10000 years (-4.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1197 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1197 is distant 411.10 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 38 kilometers per second.

126.10 pc
411.10 ly
-38 km/s
-0.026 arcsec/year
-0.045 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1197

HR1197 belongs to spectral class A5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1197 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1197. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1197