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HR1397

HR1397 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Taurus.

HR1397 visual magnitude is 6.06. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1397 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 HR1397:

6.06
Sub-giant
HR1397 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 28°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1397

HR1397 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 HR1397 are provided in the following table:

04h 26m 21s
+08° 35’ 25”
186.3°
-26.9°
Taurus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1397 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1397 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1397.

Visibility of HR1397 from your location

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

Today's HR1397 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 81.4°
Max altitude: 47.1°
Azimuth: 278.6°
HR1397 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1397

The image below is a photograph of HR1397 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 HR1397 is -0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1397 star
DSS2 image of HR1397. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1397 during the next 100000 years (-1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -10.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1397 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1397 is distant 597.07 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

183.15 pc
597.07 ly
14 km/s
-0.001 arcsec/year
-0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1397

HR1397 belongs to spectral class B6 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.

-0.25
B6IV
9882K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1397 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1397. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1397

SAO111817
SAO111817