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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:38  
clear_day Transit: 11:46  
SunsetSet: 15:54 south
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Altitude: 2.2°   Azimuth: 167.2°   Direction: South-South-East

HR1299 is a giant star in the constellation of Eridanus.

HR1299 visual magnitude is 6.44. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1299 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 HR1299:


HR1299 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 2.2°
Azimuth: 167.2°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1299

HR1299 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1299 are provided in the following table:

04h 10m 45s
-35° 16’ 26”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1299 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1299 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1299.

Visibility of HR1299 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 HR1299 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: 125.3°
Max altitude: 3.2°
Azimuth: 234.7°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1299

The image below is a photograph of HR1299 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 HR1299 is -0.019 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.035 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1299 star
DSS2 image of HR1299. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1299 during the next 10000 years (-3.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1299 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1299 is distant 1,185.45 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 28 kilometers per second.

363.64 pc
1,185.45 ly
28 km/s
-0.019 arcsec/year
-0.035 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1299

HR1299 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1299 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1299. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1299