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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:43  
clear_day Transit: 11:47  
SunsetSet: 15:52 south
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Altitude: -16.8°   Azimuth: 3.4°   Direction: North

HR1403 is a multiple star in the constellation of Taurus.

HR1403 visual magnitude is 5.72. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1403 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 HR1403:


HR1403 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -16.8°
Azimuth: 3.4°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1403

HR1403 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 HR1403 are provided in the following table:

04h 28m 00s
+21° 37’ 12”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1403 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1403 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1403.

Visibility of HR1403 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 HR1403 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: 68.4°
Max altitude: 60.1°
Azimuth: 291.6°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1403

The image below is a photograph of HR1403 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 HR1403 is 0.095 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.038 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1403 star
DSS2 image of HR1403. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1403 during the next 1000 years (1.58 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.63 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1403 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1403 is distant 156.35 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 36 kilometers per second.

47.96 pc
156.35 ly
36 km/s
0.095 arcsec/year
-0.038 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1403

HR1403 belongs to spectral class A HR1403 is also a so called metallic star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1403 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1403. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR1403 star system properties

HR1403 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 HR1403 double sysyem:

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Alternative designations of HR1403