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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:12 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:59
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Above the horizon.  Rise: 3:41 | Tran: 9:34 | Set: 15:27
Alt: 24.13°   Az: 126.42°   Direction: South-East

HR1488 is a hypergiant star of spectral class K0 in the constellation of Eridanus.

HR1488 visual magnitude is 6.1. Because of its faintness, HR1488 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Image of HR1488 star
DSS2 image of HR1488. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1488 during the next 10000 years (4.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.00 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


04h 41m 02s
-01° 00’ 22”
20h 50m 57s
01h 31m 59s


04h 39m 47s
-01° 03’ 10”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart HR1488 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1488.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1488 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1488. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

HR1488 is distant 578.01 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 34 kilometers per second.

34 km/s
0.025 arcsec/y

Alternative Designations


Visibility from Your Location

Today's HR1488 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 91.0°
Max altitude: 37.5°
Azimuth: 269.0°