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Altitude: 0.3°   Azimuth: 357.7°   Direction: North

HR1229 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Perseus.

HR1229 visual magnitude is 6.38. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1229 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 HR1229:


HR1229 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 0.3°
Azimuth: 357.7°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1229

HR1229 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 HR1229 are provided in the following table:

03h 59m 39s
+38° 49’ 14”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1229 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1229 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1229.

Visibility of HR1229 from your location

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

HR1229 is circumpolar and transits at 11:01 UTC (altitude: 77.3°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1229

The image below is a photograph of HR1229 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 HR1229 is -0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1229 star
DSS2 image of HR1229. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1229 during the next 100000 years (-10.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1229 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1229 is distant 1,097.64 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

336.70 pc
1,097.64 ly
-2 km/s
-0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1229

HR1229 belongs to spectral class A1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1229 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1229. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR1229 star system properties

HR1229 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of medium or large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR1229 double sysyem:

1.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR1229