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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]


HR1606 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Mensa.

HR1606 visual magnitude is 6.28. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1606 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 HR1606:

HR1606 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1606

HR1606 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1606 are provided in the following table:

04h 53m 05s
-72° 24’ 26”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1606 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1606 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1606.

Visibility of HR1606 from your location

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

HR1606 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1606

The image below is a photograph of HR1606 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 HR1606 is -0.052 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.276 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1606 star
DSS2 image of HR1606. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1606 during the next 1000 years (-0.87 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.60 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1606 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1606 is distant 106.05 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 25 kilometers per second.

32.53 pc
106.05 ly
25 km/s
-0.052 arcsec/year
0.276 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1606

HR1606 belongs to spectral class F6 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1606 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1606. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1606