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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:44  
clear_day Transit: 11:48  
SunsetSet: 15:51 south
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Altitude: 0.3°   Azimuth: 94.0°   Direction: East

HR1596 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Orion.

HR1596 visual magnitude is 6.35. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1596 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 HR1596:


HR1596 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 0.3°
Azimuth: 94.0°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1596

HR1596 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 HR1596 are provided in the following table:

04h 58m 10s
-02° 12’ 44”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1596 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1596 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1596.

Visibility of HR1596 from your location

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

Today's HR1596 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 92.2°
Max altitude: 36.3°
Azimuth: 267.8°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1596

The image below is a photograph of HR1596 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 HR1596 is -0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.025 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1596 star
DSS2 image of HR1596. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1596 during the next 10000 years (-0.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1596 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1596 is distant 454.04 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 37 kilometers per second.

139.28 pc
454.04 ly
37 km/s
-0.003 arcsec/year
0.025 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1596

HR1596 belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1596 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1596. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR1596 star system properties

HR1596 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR1596 double sysyem:

21 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR1596