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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 72.5°   Azimuth: 349.3°   Direction: North

HR1282 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

HR1282 visual magnitude is 6.32. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1282 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR1282 is -0.045 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.026 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1282 star
DSS2 image of HR1282. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1282 during the next 10000 years (-7.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR1282


HR1282 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 72.5°
Azimuth: 349.3°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1282

HR1282 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1282 are provided in the following table:

04h 12m 51s
+68° 30’ 06”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1282 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1282 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1282.

Visibility of HR1282 from your location

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

HR1282 is circumpolar and transits at 18:08 UTC (altitude: 73.0°)

Distance of HR1282 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1282 is distant 386.71 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.

118.62 pc
386.71 ly
-24 km/s
-0.045 arcsec/year
0.026 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1282

HR1282 belongs to spectral class K0


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1282 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1282. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1282