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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 19.0°   Azimuth: 10.2°   Direction: North

HR1342 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

HR1342 visual magnitude is 5.88. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1342 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 HR1342:


HR1342 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 19.0°
Azimuth: 10.2°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1342

HR1342 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1342 are provided in the following table:

04h 21m 51s
+56° 30’ 24”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1342 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1342 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1342.

Visibility of HR1342 from your location

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

HR1342 is circumpolar and transits at 23:35 UTC (altitude: 85.0°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1342

The image below is a photograph of HR1342 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 HR1342 is -0.014 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.015 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1342 star
DSS2 image of HR1342. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1342 during the next 10000 years (-2.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1342 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1342 is distant 309.59 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.

94.97 pc
309.59 ly
-18 km/s
-0.014 arcsec/year
0.015 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1342

HR1342 belongs to spectral class A3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1342 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1342. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1342