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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:00 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:07
wb_twilight   (Nautical Twilight)   What's Visible Now?
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Below the horizon.  Rise: 2:04 | Tran: 9:34 | Set: 17:04
Alt: -19.19°   Az: 18.97°   Direction: North-North-East

HR1280 is a multiple giant star of spectral class K5 in the constellation of Taurus.

HR1280 visual magnitude is 5.89. Because of its faintness, HR1280 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.

HR1280 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year.

Image of HR1280 star
DSS2 image of HR1280. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1280 during the next 10000 years (1.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.50 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


04h 09m 23s
+17° 24’ 12”
13h 15m 04s
17h 24m 28s


04h 07m 59s
+17° 20’ 22”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart HR1280 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1280.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1280 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1280. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

HR1280 is distant 344.61 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 31 kilometers per second.

105.71 pc
344.61 ly
-31 km/s
0.007 arcsec/y
-0.015 "/y

Alternative Designations


Visibility from Your Location

Today's HR1280 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 72.6°
Max altitude: 55.9°
Azimuth: 287.4°