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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:47  
clear_day Transit: 12:50  
SunsetSet: 18:52 south
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Altitude: 19.7°   Azimuth: 268.7°   Direction: West

HR1600 is a variable and multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Orion.

HR1600 visual magnitude is 6.09. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1600 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 HR1600:


HR1600 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 19.7°
Azimuth: 268.7°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1600

HR1600 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 HR1600 are provided in the following table:

04h 58m 59s
+14° 32’ 34”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1600 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1600 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1600.

Visibility of HR1600 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 HR1600 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: 75.5°
Max altitude: 53.1°
Azimuth: 284.5°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1600

The image below is a photograph of HR1600 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 HR1600 is 0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.017 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1600 star
DSS2 image of HR1600. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1600 during the next 10000 years (1.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1600 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1600 is distant 670.78 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

205.76 pc
670.78 ly
4 km/s
0.006 arcsec/year
-0.017 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1600

HR1600 belongs to spectral class B7 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1600 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1600. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR1600 star system properties

HR1600 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR1600 double sysyem:

39.3 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR1600