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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:44  
clear_day Transit: 12:57  
SunsetSet: 21:11 south
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Altitude: -15.1°   Azimuth: 58.8°   Direction: East-North-East

HR1321 is a variable and multiple sub-giant star in the constellation of Taurus.

HR1321 visual magnitude is 6.93. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1321 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 HR1321:


HR1321 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -15.1°
Azimuth: 58.8°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1321

HR1321 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 HR1321 are provided in the following table:

04h 15m 25s
+06° 11’ 58”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1321 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1321 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1321.

Visibility of HR1321 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 HR1321 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: 83.8°
Max altitude: 44.7°
Azimuth: 276.2°
HR1321 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1321

The image below is a photograph of HR1321 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 HR1321 is -0.106 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.107 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1321 star
DSS2 image of HR1321. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1321 during the next 1000 years (-1.77 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.78 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1321 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1321 is distant 68.12 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

20.89 pc
68.12 ly
-8 km/s
-0.106 arcsec/year
-0.107 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1321

HR1321 belongs to spectral class G5 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1321 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1321. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR1321 star system properties

HR1321 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR1321 double sysyem:

64.7 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR1321