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HR1424 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Perseus.

HR1424 visual magnitude is 6.26. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1424 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 HR1424:

HR1424 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 2°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1424

HR1424 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1424 are provided in the following table:

04h 31m 23s
+40° 00’ 37”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1424 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1424 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1424.

Visibility of HR1424 from your location

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

HR1424 is circumpolar and transits at 04:37 UTC (altitude: 78.5°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1424

The image below is a photograph of HR1424 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 HR1424 is -0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.014 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1424 star
DSS2 image of HR1424. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1424 during the next 10000 years (-1.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1424 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1424 is distant 1,706.81 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

523.56 pc
1,706.81 ly
-12 km/s
-0.006 arcsec/year
-0.014 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1424

HR1424 belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1424 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1424. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR1424 star system properties

HR1424 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR1424 double sysyem:

9.3 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR1424