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:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1462 in the sky:
Visibility of HR1462 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
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):
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.
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.
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.
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: