HR1242 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.
HR1242 visual magnitude is 5.06. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1242 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 HR1242:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1242
HR1242 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 HR1242 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1242 in the sky:
Visibility of HR1242 from your location
HR1242 is circumpolar and transits at 23:30 UTC (altitude: 82.3°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1242
The image below is a photograph of HR1242 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 HR1242 is -0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR1242 from the Sun and relative movement
HR1242 is distant 1,734.04 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR1242
HR1242 belongs to spectral class F0 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1242 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.