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HR1285 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Horologium.

HR1285 visual magnitude is 6.59. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1285 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 HR1285:

HR1285 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1285

HR1285 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1285 are provided in the following table:

04h 07m 25s
-42° 55’ 00”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1285 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1285 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1285.

Visibility of HR1285 from your location

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

HR1285 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1285

The image below is a photograph of HR1285 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 HR1285 is -0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1285 star
DSS2 image of HR1285. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1285 during the next 100000 years (-8.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 6.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1285 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1285 is distant 435.83 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

133.69 pc
435.83 ly
-7 km/s
-0.005 arcsec/year
0.004 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1285

HR1285 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1285 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1285. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1285