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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:51  
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SunsetSet: 15:49 south
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Altitude: -13.8°   Azimuth: 170.8°   Direction: South

HR1250 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Dorado.

HR1250 visual magnitude is 6.51. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1250 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 HR1250:


HR1250 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -13.8°
Azimuth: 170.8°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1250

HR1250 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 HR1250 are provided in the following table:

04h 00m 15s
-51° 33’ 52”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1250 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1250 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1250.

Visibility of HR1250 from your location

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

HR1250 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1250

The image below is a photograph of HR1250 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 HR1250 is 0.027 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.014 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1250 star
DSS2 image of HR1250. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1250 during the next 10000 years (4.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1250 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1250 is distant 1,189.78 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

364.96 pc
1,189.78 ly
7 km/s
0.027 arcsec/year
0.014 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1250

HR1250 belongs to spectral class M1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1250 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1250. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1250