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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:45  ☀️ Transit: 13:03  🌅 Sunset: 19:23


HR161 is a giant star in the constellation of Pisces.

HR161 visual magnitude is 6.39. Because of its reltive faintness, HR161 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 HR161:

HR161 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 41°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR161

HR161 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 HR161 are provided in the following table:

00h 37m 30s
+03° 08’ 07”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR161 in the sky:

Finder chart HR161 star
Simplified finder chart for HR161.

Visibility of HR161 from your location

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

Today's HR161 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 86.9°
Max altitude: 41.7°
Azimuth: 273.1°
HR161 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR161

The image below is a photograph of HR161 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 HR161 is 0.095 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.061 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR161 star
DSS2 image of HR161. The red arrow shows the motion of HR161 during the next 1000 years (1.58 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.02 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR161 from the Sun and relative movement

HR161 is distant 576.99 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

176.99 pc
576.99 ly
4 km/s
0.095 arcsec/year
-0.061 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR161

HR161 belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR161 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR161. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR161