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Altitude: -24.2°   Azimuth: 114.7°   Direction: East-South-East

HR1359 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Eridanus.

HR1359 visual magnitude is 6.37. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1359 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 HR1359:


HR1359 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -24.2°
Azimuth: 114.7°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1359

HR1359 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1359 are provided in the following table:

04h 19m 02s
-33° 54’ 18”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1359 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1359 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1359.

Visibility of HR1359 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 HR1359 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: 123.9°
Max altitude: 4.6°
Azimuth: 236.1°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1359

The image below is a photograph of HR1359 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 HR1359 is 0.017 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1359 star
DSS2 image of HR1359. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1359 during the next 10000 years (2.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1359 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1359 is distant 378.63 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

116.14 pc
378.63 ly
16 km/s
0.017 arcsec/year
-0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1359

HR1359 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 HR1359 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1359. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR1359 star system properties

HR1359 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR1359 double sysyem:

6 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR1359