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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 23.0°   Azimuth: 20.5°   Direction: North-North-East

HR1296 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

HR1296 visual magnitude is 6.08. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1296 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 HR1296:


HR1296 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 23.0°
Azimuth: 20.5°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1296

HR1296 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1296 are provided in the following table:

04h 15m 01s
+57° 27’ 37”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1296 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1296 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1296.

Visibility of HR1296 from your location

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

HR1296 is circumpolar and transits at 10:56 UTC (altitude: 84.0°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1296

The image below is a photograph of HR1296 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 HR1296 is -0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1296 star
DSS2 image of HR1296. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1296 during the next 100000 years (-3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 5.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1296 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1296 is distant 1,309.24 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.

401.61 pc
1,309.24 ly
-23 km/s
-0.002 arcsec/year
0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1296

HR1296 belongs to spectral class A4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1296 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1296. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1296