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Altitude: 23.0°   Azimuth: 6.2°   Direction: North

HR1205 is a double supergiant star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

HR1205 visual magnitude is 5. Because of its moderate brightness, HR1205 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR1205:


HR1205 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 23.0°
Azimuth: 6.2°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1205

HR1205 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 HR1205 are provided in the following table:

03h 57m 08s
+61° 06’ 32”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1205 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1205 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1205.

Visibility of HR1205 from your location

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

HR1205 is circumpolar and transits at 22:59 UTC (altitude: 80.4°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1205

The image below is a photograph of HR1205 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 HR1205 is -0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.015 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1205 star
DSS2 image of HR1205. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1205 during the next 10000 years (-0.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1205 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1205 is distant 1,852.27 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

568.18 pc
1,852.27 ly
-2 km/s
-0.004 arcsec/year
-0.015 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1205

HR1205 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1205 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1205. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR1205 star system properties

HR1205 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of medium or large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR1205 double sysyem:

1.7 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR1205