HR1238 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Taurus.
HR1238 visual magnitude is 5.89. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1238 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 HR1238:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1238
HR1238 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 HR1238 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1238 in the sky:
Visibility of HR1238 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1238
The image below is a photograph of HR1238 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 HR1238 is 0.132 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.028 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR1238 from the Sun and relative movement
HR1238 is distant 148.25 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 25 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR1238
HR1238 belongs to spectral class F4 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1238 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR1238 star system properties
HR1238 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR1238 double sysyem: