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HR1490 is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Taurus.

HR1490 visual magnitude is 5.78. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1490 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 HR1490:

HR1490 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 17°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1490

HR1490 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 HR1490 are provided in the following table:

04h 41m 19s
+28° 36’ 53”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1490 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1490 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1490.

Visibility of HR1490 from your location

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

Today's HR1490 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 61.4°
Max altitude: 67.1°
Azimuth: 298.6°
HR1490 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1490

The image below is a photograph of HR1490 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 HR1490 is 0.034 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.03 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1490 star
DSS2 image of HR1490. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1490 during the next 10000 years (5.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1490 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1490 is distant 334.70 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 25 kilometers per second.

102.67 pc
334.70 ly
25 km/s
0.034 arcsec/year
-0.03 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1490

HR1490 belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1490 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1490. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR1490 star system properties

HR1490 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 HR1490 double sysyem:

43.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR1490