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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 29.2°   Azimuth: 13.7°   Direction: North-North-East

HR1248 is a star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

HR1248 visual magnitude is 6.17. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1248 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 HR1248:


HR1248 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 29.2°
Azimuth: 13.7°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1248

HR1248 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1248 are provided in the following table:

04h 06m 38s
+65° 31’ 14”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1248 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1248 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1248.

Visibility of HR1248 from your location

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

HR1248 is circumpolar and transits at 10:48 UTC (altitude: 76.0°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1248

The image below is a photograph of HR1248 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 HR1248 is 0.03 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.021 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1248 star
DSS2 image of HR1248. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1248 during the next 10000 years (5.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1248 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1248 is distant 457.22 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

140.25 pc
457.22 ly
-3 km/s
0.03 arcsec/year
-0.021 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1248

HR1248 belongs to spectral class A3


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1248 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1248. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1248