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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:51  
clear_day Transit: 12:56  
SunsetSet: 21:00 south
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HR1455 is a double bright giant star in the constellation of Taurus.

HR1455 visual magnitude is 6.36. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1455 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 HR1455:

Bright giant
HR1455 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 31°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1455

HR1455 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 HR1455 are provided in the following table:

04h 35m 42s
+19° 52’ 54”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1455 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1455 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1455.

Visibility of HR1455 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 HR1455 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: 70.1°
Max altitude: 58.4°
Azimuth: 289.9°
HR1455 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1455

The image below is a photograph of HR1455 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 HR1455 is -0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.017 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1455 star
DSS2 image of HR1455. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1455 during the next 10000 years (-0.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1455 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1455 is distant 463.73 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

142.25 pc
463.73 ly
-2 km/s
-0.001 arcsec/year
-0.017 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1455

HR1455 belongs to spectral class G5 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1455 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1455. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR1455 star system properties

HR1455 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 HR1455 double sysyem:

0.3 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR1455