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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:45  
clear_day Transit: 12:57  
SunsetSet: 21:10 south
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Altitude: -21.7°   Azimuth: 33.4°   Direction: North-North-East

HR1402 is a double sub-giant star in the constellation of Taurus.

HR1402 visual magnitude is 5.88. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1402 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 HR1402:


HR1402 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -21.7°
Azimuth: 33.4°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1402

HR1402 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 HR1402 are provided in the following table:

04h 27m 28s
+11° 12’ 45”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1402 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1402 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1402.

Visibility of HR1402 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 HR1402 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: 78.8°
Max altitude: 49.7°
Azimuth: 281.2°
HR1402 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1402

The image below is a photograph of HR1402 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 HR1402 is -0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1402 star
DSS2 image of HR1402. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1402 during the next 100000 years (-5.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1402 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1402 is distant 486.57 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

149.25 pc
486.57 ly
4 km/s
-0.003 arcsec/year
-0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1402

HR1402 belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1402 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1402. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR1402 star system properties

HR1402 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 HR1402 double sysyem:

0.4 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR1402