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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:47  
clear_day Transit: 11:49  
SunsetSet: 15:50 south
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Altitude: -32.8°   Azimuth: 307.0°   Direction: North-West

HR1362 is a variable sub-giant star in the constellation of Eridanus.

HR1362 visual magnitude is 6.27. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1362 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 HR1362:


HR1362 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -32.8°
Azimuth: 307.0°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1362

HR1362 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 HR1362 are provided in the following table:

04h 20m 38s
-06° 14’ 44”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1362 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1362 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1362.

Visibility of HR1362 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 HR1362 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: 96.2°
Max altitude: 32.3°
Azimuth: 263.8°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1362

The image below is a photograph of HR1362 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 HR1362 is 0.103 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.044 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1362 star
DSS2 image of HR1362. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1362 during the next 1000 years (1.72 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.73 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1362 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1362 is distant 205.94 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

63.17 pc
205.94 ly
8 km/s
0.103 arcsec/year
-0.044 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1362

HR1362 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1362 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1362. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1362