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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:55  
clear_day Transit: 12:49  
SunsetSet: 18:41 south
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Altitude: 12.4°   Azimuth: 142.8°   Direction: South-East

HR1206 is a giant star in the constellation of Eridanus.

HR1206 visual magnitude is 6.22. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1206 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 HR1206:


HR1206 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 12.4°
Azimuth: 142.8°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1206

HR1206 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 HR1206 are provided in the following table:

03h 53m 12s
-18° 26’ 03”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1206 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1206 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1206.

Visibility of HR1206 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 HR1206 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: 108.4°
Max altitude: 20.1°
Azimuth: 251.6°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1206

The image below is a photograph of HR1206 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 HR1206 is 0.011 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1206 star
DSS2 image of HR1206. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1206 during the next 10000 years (1.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1206 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1206 is distant 698.07 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.

214.13 pc
698.07 ly
20 km/s
0.011 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1206

HR1206 belongs to spectral class K


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1206 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1206. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1206