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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 68.6°   Azimuth: 353.1°   Direction: North

HR1401 is a double star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

HR1401 visual magnitude is 5.94. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1401 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR1401 is 0.027 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.089 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1401 star
DSS2 image of HR1401. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1401 during the next 10000 years (4.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -14.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR1401


HR1401 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 68.6°
Azimuth: 353.1°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1401

HR1401 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1401 are provided in the following table:

04h 33m 30s
+72° 31’ 42”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1401 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1401 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1401.

Visibility of HR1401 from your location

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

HR1401 is circumpolar and transits at 18:28 UTC (altitude: 69.0°)

Distance of HR1401 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1401 is distant 373.00 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

114.42 pc
373.00 ly
10 km/s
0.027 arcsec/year
-0.089 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1401

HR1401 belongs to spectral class A8


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1401 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1401. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR1401 star system properties

HR1401 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR1401 double sysyem:

26 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR1401