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Altitude: -80.5°   Azimuth: 66.3°   Direction: East-North-East

HR1216 is a giant star in the constellation of Horologium.

HR1216 visual magnitude is 5.93. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1216 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 HR1216 is 0.034 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.043 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1216 star
DSS2 image of HR1216. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1216 during the next 10000 years (5.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR1216


HR1216 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -80.5°
Azimuth: 66.3°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1216

HR1216 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1216 are provided in the following table:

03h 53m 33s
-46° 53’ 36”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1216 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1216 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1216.

Visibility of HR1216 from your location

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

HR1216 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR1216 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1216 is distant 359.82 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

110.38 pc
359.82 ly
-1 km/s
0.034 arcsec/year
-0.043 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1216

HR1216 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1216 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1216. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1216