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HR1291 is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Horologium.

HR1291 visual magnitude is 6.59. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1291 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 HR1291:

HR1291 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1291

HR1291 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 HR1291 are provided in the following table:

04h 08m 33s
-45° 51’ 52”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1291 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1291 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1291.

Visibility of HR1291 from your location

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

HR1291 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1291

The image below is a photograph of HR1291 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 HR1291 is 0.075 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.021 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1291 star
DSS2 image of HR1291. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1291 during the next 10000 years (12.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1291 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1291 is distant 164.40 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

50.43 pc
164.40 ly
8 km/s
0.075 arcsec/year
0.021 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1291

HR1291 belongs to spectral class F2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1291 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1291. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR1291 star system properties

HR1291 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR1291 double sysyem:

1.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR1291