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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:59  
clear_day Transit: 12:12  
SunsetSet: 17:25
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Altitude: 15.7°   Azimuth: 46.2°   Direction: North-East

HR1226 is a giant star in the constellation of Perseus.

HR1226 visual magnitude is 6.3. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1226 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR1226 is 0.038 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.041 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1226 star
DSS2 image of HR1226. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1226 during the next 10000 years (6.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR1226


HR1226 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 15.7°
Azimuth: 46.2°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1226

HR1226 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 HR1226 are provided in the following table:

03h 58m 29s
+38° 50’ 25”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1226 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1226 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1226.

Visibility of HR1226 from your location

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

HR1226 is circumpolar and transits at 17:45 UTC (altitude: 77.4°)

Distance of HR1226 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1226 is distant 416.35 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

127.71 pc
416.35 ly
22 km/s
0.038 arcsec/year
-0.041 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1226

HR1226 belongs to spectral class K1


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1226 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1226. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1226