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 table below summarizes the key facts about HR1295:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1295 in the sky:
Visibility of HR1295 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's HR1295 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1295
The image below is a photograph of HR1295 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 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.
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.
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.