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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 5:59  ☀️ Transit: 12:05  🌅 Sunset: 18:13


HR1462 is a multiple giant star in the constellation of Eridanus.

HR1462 visual magnitude is 6.33. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1462 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 HR1462:

HR1462 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1462

HR1462 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 HR1462 are provided in the following table:

04h 36m 01s
-03° 36’ 42”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1462 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1462 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1462.

Visibility of HR1462 from your location

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

Today's HR1462 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 93.6°
Max altitude: 34.9°
Azimuth: 266.4°
HR1462 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1462

The image below is a photograph of HR1462 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 HR1462 is -0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1462 star
DSS2 image of HR1462. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1462 during the next 10000 years (-1.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1462 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1462 is distant 873.99 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.

268.10 pc
873.99 ly
20 km/s
-0.007 arcsec/year
-0.013 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1462

HR1462 belongs to spectral class B7 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1462 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1462. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR1462 star system properties

HR1462 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 HR1462 double sysyem:

17.9 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR1462