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Altitude: -39.5°   Azimuth: 216.6°   Direction: South-West

HR1492 is a variable and multiple giant star in the constellation of Dorado.

HR1492 visual magnitude is 5.4. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1492 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 HR1492:


HR1492 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -39.5°
Azimuth: 216.6°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1492

HR1492 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1492 are provided in the following table:

04h 36m 45s
-62° 04’ 39”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1492 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1492 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1492.

Visibility of HR1492 from your location

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

HR1492 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1492

The image below is a photograph of HR1492 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 HR1492 is -0.064 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.084 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1492 star
DSS2 image of HR1492. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1492 during the next 10000 years (-10.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -14.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1492 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1492 is distant 203.50 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.

62.42 pc
203.50 ly
26 km/s
-0.064 arcsec/year
-0.084 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1492

HR1492 belongs to spectral class M8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1492 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1492. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR1492 star system properties

HR1492 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR1492 double sysyem:

36.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR1492