HR1209 is a variable and double star in the constellation of Perseus.
HR1209 visual magnitude is 6.1. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1209 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 HR1209:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1209
HR1209 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1209 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1209 in the sky:
Visibility of HR1209 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's HR1209 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1209
The image below is a photograph of HR1209 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 HR1209 is -0.013 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR1209 from the Sun and relative movement
HR1209 is distant 2,694.21 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR1209
HR1209 belongs to spectral class O9
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1209 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR1209 star system properties
HR1209 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR1209 double sysyem: