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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:59  
clear_day Transit: 12:12  
SunsetSet: 17:25
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Altitude: 53.5°   Azimuth: 153.5°   Direction: South-South-East

HR1295 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Taurus.

HR1295 visual magnitude is 6.09. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1295 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR1295 is 0.052 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.018 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1295 star
DSS2 image of HR1295. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1295 during the next 10000 years (8.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR1295


HR1295 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 53.5°
Azimuth: 153.5°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1295

HR1295 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 HR1295 are provided in the following table:

04h 12m 31s
+17° 16’ 38”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1295 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1295 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1295.

Visibility of HR1295 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 HR1295 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: 72.7°
Max altitude: 55.8°
Azimuth: 287.3°

Distance of HR1295 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1295 is distant 285.46 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.

87.57 pc
285.46 ly
27 km/s
0.052 arcsec/year
-0.018 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1295

HR1295 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 HR1295 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1295. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1295