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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:07 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:04
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HR1279

Above the horizon.  Rise: 2:01 | Tran: 9:18 | Set: 16:36
Alt: 35.42°   Az: 247.92°   Direction: West-South-West

HR1279 is a variable and double main-sequence star of spectral class F3 in the constellation of Taurus.

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

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);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

04h 09m 05s
+15° 13’ 36”
03h 25m 59s
07h 35m 05s

J2000

04h 07m 41s
+15° 09’ 46”

Galactic Coordinates

177.38°
-26.33°

Finder Chart

Finder chart HR1279 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1279.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

6.01
Main-sequence

2.65
F3V
6880K

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

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:

6.01
9.21
3.2
3.8 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

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
153.27
36 km/s
0.132 arcsec/y
-0.024"/y

Alternative Designations

SAO93775
SAO93775

Visibility from Your Location

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

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