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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:58 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:09
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Above the horizon.  Rise: 4:17 | Tran: 10:33 | Set: 16:49
Altitude: 27.2°   Azimuth: 122.1°   Direction: East-South-East

HR1609 is a variable and double main-sequence star of spectral class B9 in the constellation of Orion.

HR1609 visual magnitude is 7.03. Because of its faintness, HR1609 is not visible to the naked eye.

HR1609 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year.

Image of HR1609 star
DSS2 image of HR1609. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1609 during the next 10000 years (4.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.17 arcmin in declination);

Apparent Coordinates

05h 01m 50s
+03° 38’ 59”

J2000 Coordinates

05h 00m 32s
+03° 36’ 55”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart HR1609 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1609.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1609 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1609. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Star System Properties

HR1609 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR1609 double sysyem:

21.3 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

HR1609 is distant 392.77 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 31 kilometers per second.

120.48 pc
392.77 ly
31 km/s
0.025 arcsec/y
0.001 "/y

Alternative Designations


Visibility from Your Location

Today's HR1609 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 86.4°
Max altitude: 42.1°
Azimuth: 273.6°