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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:44  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:38
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Altitude: 55.5°   Azimuth: 258.5°   Direction: West-South-West

HR1215 is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Perseus.

HR1215 visual magnitude is 5.49. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1215 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR1215 is 0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1215 star
DSS2 image of HR1215. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1215 during the next 100000 years (8.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR1215


HR1215 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 55.5°
Azimuth: 258.5°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1215

HR1215 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 HR1215 are provided in the following table:

03h 56m 28s
+35° 04’ 51”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1215 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1215 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1215.

Visibility of HR1215 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 HR1215 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: 54.9°
Max altitude: 73.6°
Azimuth: 305.1°

Distance of HR1215 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1215 is distant 970.24 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.

297.62 pc
970.24 ly
17 km/s
0.005 arcsec/year
-0.001 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1215

HR1215 belongs to spectral class B1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1215 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1215. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1215