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Altitude: 10.2°   Azimuth: 356.8°   Direction: North

HR1198 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Perseus.

HR1198 visual magnitude is 5.76. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1198 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 HR1198 is 0.036 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.029 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1198 star
DSS2 image of HR1198. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1198 during the next 10000 years (6.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR1198


HR1198 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 10.2°
Azimuth: 356.8°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1198

HR1198 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 HR1198 are provided in the following table:

03h 53m 38s
+48° 39’ 02”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1198 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1198 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1198.

Visibility of HR1198 from your location

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

HR1198 is circumpolar and transits at 17:21 UTC (altitude: 87.2°)

Distance of HR1198 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1198 is distant 430.08 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

131.93 pc
430.08 ly
8 km/s
0.036 arcsec/year
-0.029 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1198

HR1198 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1198 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1198. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1198