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HR1286 is a bright giant star in the constellation of Perseus.

HR1286 visual magnitude is 5.72. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1286 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 HR1286:

Bright giant
HR1286 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1286

HR1286 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1286 are provided in the following table:

04h 10m 59s
+33° 35’ 12”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1286 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1286 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1286.

Visibility of HR1286 from your location

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

Today's HR1286 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 56.4°
Max altitude: 72.1°
Azimuth: 303.6°
HR1286 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1286

The image below is a photograph of HR1286 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 HR1286 is -0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1286 star
DSS2 image of HR1286. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1286 during the next 100000 years (-6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -15.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1286 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1286 is distant 547.90 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.

168.07 pc
547.90 ly
20 km/s
-0.004 arcsec/year
-0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1286

HR1286 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1286 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1286. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1286