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Altitude: -37.3°   Azimuth: 153.6°   Direction: South-South-East

HR1598 is a variable hypergiant star in the constellation of Dorado.

HR1598 visual magnitude is 6.41. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1598 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 HR1598:


HR1598 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -37.3°
Azimuth: 153.6°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1598

HR1598 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 HR1598 are provided in the following table:

04h 53m 30s
-66° 40’ 32”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1598 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1598 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1598.

Visibility of HR1598 from your location

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

HR1598 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1598

The image below is a photograph of HR1598 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 HR1598 is 0 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1598 star
DSS2 image of HR1598. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1598 during the next 10000 years (0.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1598 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1598 is distant 1,147.89 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.

352.11 pc
1,147.89 ly
-24 km/s
0.01 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1598

HR1598 belongs to spectral class M0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1598 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1598. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1598