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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:54  
clear_day Transit: 11:51  
SunsetSet: 15:49 south
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Altitude: 5.6°   Azimuth: 287.4°   Direction: West-North-West

HR1279 is a variable and double main-sequence star in the constellation of Taurus.

HR1279 visual magnitude is 6.01. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1279 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 HR1279:


HR1279 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 5.6°
Azimuth: 287.4°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1279

HR1279 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 HR1279 are provided in the following table:

04h 07m 41s
+15° 09’ 46”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1279 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1279 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1279.

Visibility of HR1279 from your location

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

Today's HR1279 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 74.8°
Max altitude: 53.7°
Azimuth: 285.2°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1279

The image below is a photograph of HR1279 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 HR1279 is 0.132 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.024 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1279 star
DSS2 image of HR1279. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1279 during the next 1000 years (2.20 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.40 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1279 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1279 is distant 153.27 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 36 kilometers per second.

47.01 pc
153.27 ly
36 km/s
0.132 arcsec/year
-0.024 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1279

HR1279 belongs to spectral class F3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1279 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1279. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR1279 star system properties

HR1279 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 HR1279 double sysyem:

3.8 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR1279