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Altitude: -2.0°   Azimuth: 282.5°   Direction: West-North-West

HR1322 is a variable and multiple hypergiant star in the constellation of Taurus.

HR1322 visual magnitude is 6.31. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1322 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 HR1322:


HR1322 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -2.0°
Azimuth: 282.5°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1322

HR1322 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 HR1322 are provided in the following table:

04h 15m 29s
+06° 11’ 12”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1322 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1322 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1322.

Visibility of HR1322 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 HR1322 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°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1322

The image below is a photograph of HR1322 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 HR1322 is -0.06 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.116 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1322 star
DSS2 image of HR1322. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1322 during the next 1000 years (-1.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.93 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1322 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1322 is distant 69.07 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

21.19 pc
69.07 ly
-8 km/s
-0.06 arcsec/year
-0.116 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1322

HR1322 belongs to spectral class G0 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1322 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1322. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR1322 star system properties

HR1322 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR1322 double sysyem:

64.7 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR1322