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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:47  
clear_day Transit: 12:56  
SunsetSet: 21:06 south
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HR1223 is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Perseus.

HR1223 visual magnitude is 6.53. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1223 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 HR1223:

HR1223 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 23°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1223

HR1223 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 HR1223 are provided in the following table:

03h 58m 03s
+34° 48’ 51”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1223 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1223 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1223.

Visibility of HR1223 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 HR1223 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: 55.2°
Max altitude: 73.3°
Azimuth: 304.8°
HR1223 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1223

The image below is a photograph of HR1223 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 HR1223 is 0.013 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.018 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1223 star
DSS2 image of HR1223. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1223 during the next 10000 years (2.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1223 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1223 is distant 199.75 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

61.27 pc
199.75 ly
-2 km/s
0.013 arcsec/year
-0.018 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1223

HR1223 belongs to spectral class A8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1223 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1223. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1223