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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:40  
clear_day Transit: 11:47  
SunsetSet: 15:53 south
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Altitude: -19.9°   Azimuth: 46.5°   Direction: North-East

HR1480 is a multiple star in the constellation of Taurus.

HR1480 visual magnitude is 5.39. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1480 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 HR1480:


HR1480 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -19.9°
Azimuth: 46.5°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1480

HR1480 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 HR1480 are provided in the following table:

04h 39m 06s
+07° 52’ 14”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1480 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1480 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1480.

Visibility of HR1480 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 HR1480 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: 82.1°
Max altitude: 46.4°
Azimuth: 277.9°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1480

The image below is a photograph of HR1480 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 HR1480 is 0.094 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1480 star
DSS2 image of HR1480. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1480 during the next 1000 years (1.57 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.05 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1480 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1480 is distant 167.70 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 36 kilometers per second.

51.44 pc
167.70 ly
36 km/s
0.094 arcsec/year
-0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1480

HR1480 belongs to spectral class A5


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1480 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1480. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR1480 star system properties

HR1480 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR1480 double sysyem:

297.8 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR1480