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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 22.2°   Azimuth: 9.2°   Direction: North

HR1270 is a bright giant star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

HR1270 visual magnitude is 6.28. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1270 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 HR1270:

Bright giant

HR1270 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 22.2°
Azimuth: 9.2°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1270

HR1270 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1270 are provided in the following table:

04h 09m 27s
+59° 54’ 29”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1270 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1270 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1270.

Visibility of HR1270 from your location

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

HR1270 is circumpolar and transits at 10:51 UTC (altitude: 81.6°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1270

The image below is a photograph of HR1270 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 HR1270 is 0 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1270 star
DSS2 image of HR1270. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1270 during the next 100000 years (0.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1270 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1270 is distant 1,072.37 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

328.95 pc
1,072.37 ly
-14 km/s
-0.005 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1270

HR1270 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1270 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1270. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1270