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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: -5.1°   Azimuth: 32.6°   Direction: North-North-East

HR1470 is a variable and double main-sequence star in the constellation of Taurus.

HR1470 visual magnitude is 6.47. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1470 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 HR1470:


HR1470 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -5.1°
Azimuth: 32.6°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1470

HR1470 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1470 are provided in the following table:

04h 38m 29s
+26° 56’ 24”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1470 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1470 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1470.

Visibility of HR1470 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 HR1470 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: 63.1°
Max altitude: 65.5°
Azimuth: 296.9°
HR1470 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1470

The image below is a photograph of HR1470 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 HR1470 is 0.047 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.058 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1470 star
DSS2 image of HR1470. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1470 during the next 10000 years (7.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -9.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1470 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1470 is distant 228.13 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

69.98 pc
228.13 ly
4 km/s
0.047 arcsec/year
-0.058 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1470

HR1470 belongs to spectral class F2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1470 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1470. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR1470 star system properties

HR1470 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 HR1470 double sysyem:

4 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR1470