HR1493 is a double giant star in the constellation of Perseus.
HR1493 visual magnitude is 5.87. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1493 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 HR1493:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1493
HR1493 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 HR1493 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1493 in the sky:
Visibility of HR1493 from your location
HR1493 is circumpolar and transits at 23:49 UTC (altitude: 88.5°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1493
The image below is a photograph of HR1493 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 HR1493 is -0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.016 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR1493 from the Sun and relative movement
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.
Spectral properties of HR1493
HR1493 belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1493 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR1493 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: