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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:52  
clear_day Transit: 12:49  
SunsetSet: 18:46 south
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Altitude: 45.0°   Azimuth: 357.7°   Direction: North

HR1304 is a giant star in the constellation of Cepheus.

HR1304 visual magnitude is 5.46. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1304 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 HR1304:


HR1304 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 45.0°
Azimuth: 357.7°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1304

HR1304 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1304 are provided in the following table:

04h 30m 00s
+83° 20’ 26”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1304 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1304 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1304.

Visibility of HR1304 from your location

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

HR1304 is circumpolar and transits at 04:07 UTC (altitude: 58.1°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1304

The image below is a photograph of HR1304 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 HR1304 is -0.055 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.105 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1304 star
DSS2 image of HR1304. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1304 during the next 1000 years (-0.92 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.75 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1304 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1304 is distant 303.54 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 38 kilometers per second.

93.11 pc
303.54 ly
-38 km/s
-0.055 arcsec/year
0.105 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1304

HR1304 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1304 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1304. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1304