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Altitude: -7.9°   Azimuth: 238.1°   Direction: West-South-West

HR1374 is a variable and multiple hypergiant star in the constellation of Eridanus.

HR1374 visual magnitude is 6.01. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1374 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 HR1374:


HR1374 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -7.9°
Azimuth: 238.1°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1374

HR1374 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 HR1374 are provided in the following table:

04h 21m 31s
-25° 43’ 41”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1374 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1374 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1374.

Visibility of HR1374 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 HR1374 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: 115.7°
Max altitude: 12.8°
Azimuth: 244.3°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1374

The image below is a photograph of HR1374 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 HR1374 is 0.048 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.05 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1374 star
DSS2 image of HR1374. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1374 during the next 10000 years (8.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1374 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1374 is distant 177.17 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.

54.35 pc
177.17 ly
18 km/s
0.048 arcsec/year
-0.05 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1374

HR1374 belongs to spectral class F0 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1374 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1374. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR1374 star system properties

HR1374 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR1374 double sysyem:

0.6 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR1374