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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:43  
clear_day Transit: 12:58  
SunsetSet: 21:12 south
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Altitude: 61.6°   Azimuth: 169.9°   Direction: South

HR1459 is a variable sub-giant star in the constellation of Taurus.

HR1459 visual magnitude is 6.02. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1459 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 HR1459:


HR1459 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 61.6°
Azimuth: 169.9°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1459

HR1459 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 HR1459 are provided in the following table:

04h 36m 29s
+23° 20’ 26”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1459 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1459 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1459.

Visibility of HR1459 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 HR1459 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: 66.7°
Max altitude: 61.9°
Azimuth: 293.3°
HR1459 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1459

The image below is a photograph of HR1459 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 HR1459 is 0.112 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.055 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1459 star
DSS2 image of HR1459. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1459 during the next 1000 years (1.87 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.92 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1459 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1459 is distant 144.25 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 43 kilometers per second.

44.25 pc
144.25 ly
43 km/s
0.112 arcsec/year
-0.055 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1459

HR1459 belongs to spectral class F5 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1459 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1459. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1459