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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:48  
clear_day Transit: 11:49  
SunsetSet: 15:50 south
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Altitude: -40.6°   Azimuth: 44.1°   Direction: North-East

HR1460 is a double star in the constellation of Eridanus.

HR1460 visual magnitude is 6.37. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1460 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 HR1460:


HR1460 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -40.6°
Azimuth: 44.1°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1460

HR1460 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 HR1460 are provided in the following table:

04h 35m 13s
-09° 44’ 12”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1460 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1460 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1460.

Visibility of HR1460 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 HR1460 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: 99.7°
Max altitude: 28.8°
Azimuth: 260.3°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1460

The image below is a photograph of HR1460 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 HR1460 is 0.021 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.023 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1460 star
DSS2 image of HR1460. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1460 during the next 10000 years (3.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1460 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1460 is distant 387.63 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.

118.91 pc
387.63 ly
26 km/s
0.021 arcsec/year
-0.023 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1460

HR1460 belongs to spectral class A1


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1460 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1460. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR1460 star system properties

HR1460 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 HR1460 double sysyem:

12.8 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR1460