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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:59  
clear_day Transit: 12:48  
SunsetSet: 18:36 south
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Altitude: -58.2°   Azimuth: 282.5°   Direction: West-North-West

HR1200 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Eridanus.

HR1200 visual magnitude is 6.86. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1200 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 HR1200:


HR1200 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -58.2°
Azimuth: 282.5°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1200

HR1200 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1200 are provided in the following table:

03h 50m 37s
-36° 25’ 31”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1200 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1200 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1200.

Visibility of HR1200 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 HR1200 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: 126.4°
Max altitude: 2.1°
Azimuth: 233.6°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1200

The image below is a photograph of HR1200 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 HR1200 is 0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.02 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1200 star
DSS2 image of HR1200. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1200 during the next 10000 years (0.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1200 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1200 is distant 462.41 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

141.84 pc
462.41 ly
6 km/s
0.004 arcsec/year
0.02 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1200

HR1200 belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1200 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1200. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1200