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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:59  
clear_day Transit: 12:48  
SunsetSet: 18:36 south
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Altitude: 10.6°   Azimuth: 259.9°   Direction: West

HR1400 is a giant star in the constellation of Taurus.

HR1400 visual magnitude is 6.23. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1400 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 HR1400:


HR1400 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 10.6°
Azimuth: 259.9°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1400

HR1400 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 HR1400 are provided in the following table:

04h 27m 00s
+02° 04’ 45”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1400 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1400 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1400.

Visibility of HR1400 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 HR1400 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: 87.9°
Max altitude: 40.6°
Azimuth: 272.1°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1400

The image below is a photograph of HR1400 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 HR1400 is 0.065 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.047 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1400 star
DSS2 image of HR1400. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1400 during the next 10000 years (10.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1400 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1400 is distant 394.67 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

121.07 pc
394.67 ly
21 km/s
0.065 arcsec/year
-0.047 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1400

HR1400 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1400 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1400. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1400