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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:55  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:29
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Altitude: -28.4°   Azimuth: 66.5°   Direction: East-North-East

HR1293 is a giant star in the constellation of Eridanus.

HR1293 visual magnitude is 5.7. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1293 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 HR1293 is 0.038 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1293 star
DSS2 image of HR1293. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1293 during the next 10000 years (6.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR1293


HR1293 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -28.4°
Azimuth: 66.5°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1293

HR1293 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 HR1293 are provided in the following table:

04h 10m 47s
-08° 49’ 10”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1293 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1293 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1293.

Visibility of HR1293 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 HR1293 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: 98.8°
Max altitude: 29.7°
Azimuth: 261.2°

Distance of HR1293 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1293 is distant 324.06 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 30 kilometers per second.

99.40 pc
324.06 ly
30 km/s
0.038 arcsec/year
0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1293

HR1293 belongs to spectral class G9


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1293 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1293. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1293