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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:57  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:27
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Altitude: -5.3°   Azimuth: 65.7°   Direction: East-North-East

HR1420 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Taurus.

HR1420 visual magnitude is 6.79. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1420 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 HR1420 is 0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1420 star
DSS2 image of HR1420. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1420 during the next 100000 years (6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR1420


HR1420 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -5.3°
Azimuth: 65.7°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1420

HR1420 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 HR1420 are provided in the following table:

04h 29m 42s
+10° 31’ 18”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1420 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1420 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1420.

Visibility of HR1420 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 HR1420 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: 79.5°
Max altitude: 49.0°
Azimuth: 280.5°

Distance of HR1420 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1420 is distant 692.14 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

212.31 pc
692.14 ly
15 km/s
0.004 arcsec/year
0.001 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1420

HR1420 belongs to spectral class B5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1420 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1420. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1420