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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:17
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Below the horizon.  Rise: 6:41 | Tran: 11:00 | Set: 15:20
Altitude: -7.5°   Azimuth: 110.3°   Direction: East-South-East

HR1206 is a giant star of spectral class K in the constellation of Eridanus.

HR1206 visual magnitude is 6.22. Because of its faintness, HR1206 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1206

Finder chart HR1206 star
Simplified finder chart for 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”
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);

Key facts about HR1206



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

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

Alternative designations of HR1206


Visibility of HR1206 from your location

Today's HR1206 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 108.4°
Max altitude: 20.1°
Azimuth: 251.6°