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HR1201

HR1201 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Taurus.

HR1201 visual magnitude is 5.97. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1201 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 HR1201:

5.97
Main-sequence
HR1201 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 27°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1201

HR1201 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 HR1201 are provided in the following table:

03h 53m 09s
+17° 19’ 36”
172.94°
-27.41°
Taurus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1201 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1201 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1201.

Visibility of HR1201 from your location

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

Today's HR1201 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 72.7°
Max altitude: 55.8°
Azimuth: 287.3°
HR1201 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1201

The image below is a photograph of HR1201 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 HR1201 is 0.142 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.03 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1201 star
DSS2 image of HR1201. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1201 during the next 1000 years (2.37 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1201 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1201 is distant 135.05 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 35 kilometers per second.

41.43 pc
135.05 ly
35 km/s
0.142 arcsec/year
-0.03 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1201

HR1201 belongs to spectral class F4 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.

2.88
F4V
7217K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1201 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1201. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1201

SAO93650
SAO93650