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:
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 emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1492 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1492 in the sky:
Visibility of HR1492 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
HR1492 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
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.
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.
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 Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
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: