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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:48  
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SunsetSet: 17:34
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Altitude: -58.4°   Azimuth: 3.6°   Direction: North

HR1461 is a giant star in the constellation of Eridanus.

HR1461 visual magnitude is 6.13. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1461 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR1461 is 0.081 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.081 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1461 star
DSS2 image of HR1461. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1461 during the next 10000 years (13.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 13.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR1461


HR1461 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -58.4°
Azimuth: 3.6°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1461

HR1461 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 HR1461 are provided in the following table:

04h 35m 00s
-19° 55’ 14”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1461 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1461 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1461.

Visibility of HR1461 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 HR1461 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: 109.9°
Max altitude: 18.6°
Azimuth: 250.1°

Distance of HR1461 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1461 is distant 329.96 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 74 kilometers per second.

101.21 pc
329.96 ly
74 km/s
0.081 arcsec/year
0.081 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1461

HR1461 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1461 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1461. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1461