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HR1566

HR1566 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Taurus.

HR1566 visual magnitude is 6.37. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1566 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 HR1566:

6.37
Sub-giant
HR1566 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 40°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1566

HR1566 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1566 are provided in the following table:

04h 54m 58s
+19° 29’ 07”
181.36°
-14.84°
Taurus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1566 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1566 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1566.

Visibility of HR1566 from your location

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

Today's HR1566 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 70.5°
Max altitude: 58.0°
Azimuth: 289.5°
HR1566 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1566

The image below is a photograph of HR1566 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 HR1566 is 0.06 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.038 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1566 star
DSS2 image of HR1566. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1566 during the next 10000 years (10.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1566 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1566 is distant 222.22 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 35 kilometers per second.

68.17 pc
222.22 ly
35 km/s
0.06 arcsec/year
-0.038 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1566

HR1566 belongs to spectral class F3 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.

2.20
F3IV
7526K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1566 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1566. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1566

SAO94199
SAO94199