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 .
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1279 in the sky:
Visibility of HR1279 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's HR1279 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
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.
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.
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.
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: