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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:07 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:04
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Above the horizon.  Rise: 4:21 | Tran: 10:08 | Set: 15:55
Alt: 2.17°   Az: 96.23°   Direction: East

HR1596 is a double main-sequence star of spectral class A2 in the constellation of Orion.

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

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.

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);

Celestial Coordinates


04h 59m 25s
-02° 10’ 35”
18h 24m 54s
23h 24m 19s


04h 58m 10s
-02° 12’ 44”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart HR1596 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1596.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



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

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

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

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/y
0.025 "/y

Alternative Designations


Visibility from Your Location

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

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