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HR1597 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Dorado.

HR1597 visual magnitude is 6.12. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1597 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 HR1597:

HR1597 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1597

HR1597 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1597 are provided in the following table:

04h 54m 52s
-58° 32’ 49”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1597 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1597 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1597.

Visibility of HR1597 from your location

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

HR1597 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1597

The image below is a photograph of HR1597 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 HR1597 is 0.101 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.077 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1597 star
DSS2 image of HR1597. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1597 during the next 1000 years (1.68 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.28 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1597 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1597 is distant 100.68 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

30.88 pc
100.68 ly
22 km/s
0.101 arcsec/year
0.077 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1597

HR1597 belongs to spectral class F3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1597 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1597. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1597