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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 7:01  
clear_day Transit: 12:12  
SunsetSet: 17:24
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Altitude: 4.5°   Azimuth: 81.4°   Direction: East

HR1308 is a multiple star in the constellation of Taurus.

HR1308 visual magnitude is 6.51. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1308 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR1308 is 0.016 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.027 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1308 star
DSS2 image of HR1308. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1308 during the next 10000 years (2.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR1308


HR1308 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 4.5°
Azimuth: 81.4°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1308

HR1308 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 HR1308 are provided in the following table:

04h 13m 31s
+08° 53’ 26”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1308 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1308 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1308.

Visibility of HR1308 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 HR1308 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: 81.1°
Max altitude: 47.4°
Azimuth: 278.9°

Distance of HR1308 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1308 is distant 301.57 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

92.51 pc
301.57 ly
8 km/s
0.016 arcsec/year
-0.027 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1308

HR1308 belongs to spectral class A2


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1308 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1308. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR1308 star system properties

HR1308 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR1308 double sysyem:

54.3 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR1308