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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:51  
clear_day Transit: 12:56  
SunsetSet: 21:00 south
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HR1224 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Taurus.

HR1224 visual magnitude is 6.09. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1224 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 HR1224:

HR1224 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 43°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1224

HR1224 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1224 are provided in the following table:

03h 57m 01s
+06° 02’ 24”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1224 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1224 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1224.

Visibility of HR1224 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 HR1224 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: 84.0°
Max altitude: 44.6°
Azimuth: 276.0°
HR1224 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1224

The image below is a photograph of HR1224 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 HR1224 is 0.036 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.067 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1224 star
DSS2 image of HR1224. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1224 during the next 10000 years (6.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -11.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1224 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1224 is distant 245.85 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

75.41 pc
245.85 ly
8 km/s
0.036 arcsec/year
-0.067 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1224

HR1224 belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1224 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1224. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1224