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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:48  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:34
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Altitude: -9.9°   Azimuth: 256.1°   Direction: West-South-West

HR1288 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Eridanus.

HR1288 visual magnitude is 5.37. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1288 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR1288 is 0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1288 star
DSS2 image of HR1288. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1288 during the next 100000 years (3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 8.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR1288


HR1288 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -9.9°
Azimuth: 256.1°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1288

HR1288 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1288 are provided in the following table:

04h 09m 17s
-16° 23’ 08”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1288 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1288 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1288.

Visibility of HR1288 from your location

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

Today's HR1288 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 106.4°
Max altitude: 22.1°
Azimuth: 253.6°

Distance of HR1288 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1288 is distant 726.06 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

222.72 pc
726.06 ly
14 km/s
0.002 arcsec/year
0.005 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1288

HR1288 belongs to spectral class B4 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1288 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1288. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1288