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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:59  
clear_day Transit: 12:12  
SunsetSet: 17:25
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Altitude: -10.3°   Azimuth: 259.2°   Direction: West

HR1607 is a variable bright giant star in the constellation of Lepus.

HR1607 visual magnitude is 7.71. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1607 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR1607 is 0.021 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.02 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1607 star
DSS2 image of HR1607. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1607 during the next 10000 years (3.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR1607

Bright giant

HR1607 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -10.3°
Azimuth: 259.2°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1607

HR1607 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 HR1607 are provided in the following table:

04h 59m 36s
-14° 48’ 20”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1607 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1607 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1607.

Visibility of HR1607 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 HR1607 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: 104.8°
Max altitude: 23.7°
Azimuth: 255.2°

Distance of HR1607 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1607 is distant 817.04 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 32 kilometers per second.

250.63 pc
817.04 ly
32 km/s
0.021 arcsec/year
0.02 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1607

HR1607 belongs to spectral class C6 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1607 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1607. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1607