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Altitude: 37.6°   Azimuth: 34.2°   Direction: North-East

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:


HR1260 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 37.6°
Azimuth: 34.2°
Direction: North-East

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:

04h 07m 51s
+62° 19’ 47”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1260 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1260 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1260.

Visibility of HR1260 from your location

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

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.

Image of HR1260 star
DSS2 image of HR1260. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1260 during the next 10000 years (-3.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

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.

2,083.33 pc
6,791.67 ly
-9 km/s
-0.023 arcsec/year
-0.01 arcsec/year

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 Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1260. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

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:

17.9 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR1260