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Altitude: -18.8°   Azimuth: 227.9°   Direction: South-West

HR1219 is a variable and multiple hypergiant star in the constellation of Eridanus.

HR1219 visual magnitude is 5.71. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1219 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 HR1219:


HR1219 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -18.8°
Azimuth: 227.9°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1219

HR1219 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 HR1219 are provided in the following table:

03h 54m 23s
-40° 21’ 25”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1219 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1219 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1219.

Visibility of HR1219 from your location

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

HR1219 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1219

The image below is a photograph of HR1219 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 HR1219 is -0.012 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1219 star
DSS2 image of HR1219. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1219 during the next 10000 years (-2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1219 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1219 is distant 515.82 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

158.23 pc
515.82 ly
2 km/s
-0.012 arcsec/year
-0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1219

HR1219 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1219 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1219. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1219