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:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1596 in the sky:
Visibility of HR1596 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's HR1596 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
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.
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.
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.
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: