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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:42  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:40
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Altitude: 5.7°   Azimuth: 290.7°   Direction: West-North-West

HR1237 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Taurus.

HR1237 visual magnitude is 6.32. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1237 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR1237 is 0 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.033 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1237 star
DSS2 image of HR1237. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1237 during the next 10000 years (0.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR1237


HR1237 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 5.7°
Azimuth: 290.7°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1237

HR1237 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 HR1237 are provided in the following table:

04h 00m 36s
+17° 17’ 48”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1237 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1237 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1237.

Visibility of HR1237 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 HR1237 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: 72.7°
Max altitude: 55.8°
Azimuth: 287.3°

Distance of HR1237 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1237 is distant 923.51 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 29 kilometers per second.

283.29 pc
923.51 ly
29 km/s
-0.033 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1237

HR1237 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1237 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1237. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1237