HR1260 is a variable and multiple hypergiant star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.
HR1260 visual magnitude is 6.99. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1260 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 HR1260:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1260
HR1260 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 HR1260 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1260 in the sky:
Visibility of HR1260 from your location
HR1260 is circumpolar and transits at 23:13 UTC (altitude: 79.2°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1260
The image below is a photograph of HR1260 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 HR1260 is -0.023 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR1260 from the Sun and relative movement
HR1260 is distant 6,791.67 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR1260
HR1260 belongs to spectral class B0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1260 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR1260 star system properties
HR1260 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR1260 double sysyem: