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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:44  
clear_day Transit: 11:48  
SunsetSet: 15:51 south
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Altitude: 41.5°   Azimuth: 107.1°   Direction: East-South-East

HR1297 is a giant star in the constellation of Taurus.

HR1297 visual magnitude is 6.12. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1297 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 HR1297:


HR1297 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 41.5°
Azimuth: 107.1°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1297

HR1297 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 HR1297 are provided in the following table:

04h 12m 51s
+22° 24’ 48”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1297 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1297 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1297.

Visibility of HR1297 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 HR1297 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: 67.6°
Max altitude: 60.9°
Azimuth: 292.4°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1297

The image below is a photograph of HR1297 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 HR1297 is -0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1297 star
DSS2 image of HR1297. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1297 during the next 10000 years (-0.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1297 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1297 is distant 1,031.65 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.

316.46 pc
1,031.65 ly
13 km/s
-0.005 arcsec/year
-0.01 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1297

HR1297 belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star. HR1297 is also a Si chemically peculiar star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1297 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1297. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1297