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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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Below the horizon.  Rise: 5:36 | Tran: 10:49 | Set: 16:02
Altitude: -13.0°   Azimuth: 87.9°   Direction: East

HR1272 is a main-sequence star of spectral class A3 in the constellation of Eridanus.

HR1272 visual magnitude is 6.26. Because of its faintness, HR1272 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1272

Finder chart HR1272 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1272.

HR1272 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1272 are provided in the following table:

04h 05m 56s
-08° 51’ 21”
Image of HR1272 star
DSS2 image of HR1272. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1272 during the next 10000 years (4.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR1272


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1272 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1272. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR1272 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1272 is distant 265.91 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 28 kilometers per second.

81.57 pc
265.91 ly
28 km/s
0.024 arcsec/year
-0.008 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR1272


Visibility of HR1272 from your location

Today's HR1272 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 98.9°
Max altitude: 29.7°
Azimuth: 261.1°