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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:47  
clear_day Transit: 11:49  
SunsetSet: 15:50 south
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Altitude: -6.4°   Azimuth: 227.2°   Direction: South-West

HR1246 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Eridanus.

HR1246 visual magnitude is 5.93. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1246 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 HR1246:


HR1246 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -6.4°
Azimuth: 227.2°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1246

HR1246 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1246 are provided in the following table:

04h 00m 40s
-30° 29’ 26”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1246 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1246 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1246.

Visibility of HR1246 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 HR1246 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: 120.5°
Max altitude: 8.0°
Azimuth: 239.5°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1246

The image below is a photograph of HR1246 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 HR1246 is 0.052 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1246 star
DSS2 image of HR1246. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1246 during the next 10000 years (8.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1246 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1246 is distant 358.64 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

110.01 pc
358.64 ly
21 km/s
0.052 arcsec/year
0.004 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1246

HR1246 belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1246 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1246. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1246