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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:00 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:07
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HR1493

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Alt: 83.55°   Az: 99.21°   Direction: East

HR1493 is a double giant star of spectral class B9 in the constellation of Perseus.

HR1493 visual magnitude is 5.87. Because of its faintness, HR1493 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.

HR1493 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

Image of HR1493 star
DSS2 image of HR1493. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1493 during the next 10000 years (-0.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.67 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

04h 45m 14s
+50° 01’ 05”
23h 20m 16s
04h 05m 30s

J2000

04h 43m 21s
+49° 58’ 26”

Galactic Coordinates

156.02°
2.62°

Finder Chart

Finder chart HR1493 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1493.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

5.87
Giant

-0.60
B9III
9882K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1493 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1493. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Star System Properties

HR1493 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 HR1493 double sysyem:

5.87
13.17
7.3
20.8 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

HR1493 is distant 640.47 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

196.46 pc
640.47 ly
3 km/s
-0.004 arcsec/y
-0.016 "/y

Alternative Designations

SAO39702
SAO39702

Visibility from Your Location

HR1493 is circumpolar and transits at 09:10 UTC (altitude: 88.5°)