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HR1624

Altitude: 24.7°   Azimuth: 346.1°   Direction: North-North-West

HR1624 is a bright giant star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

HR1624 visual magnitude is 6.04. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1624 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 HR1624:

6.04
Bright giant

HR1624 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 24.7°
Azimuth: 346.1°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1624

HR1624 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1624 are provided in the following table:

05h 06m 29s
+61° 10’ 12”
149.19°
12.11°
Camelopardalis

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1624 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1624 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1624.

Visibility of HR1624 from your location

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

HR1624 is circumpolar and transits at 00:08 UTC (altitude: 80.3°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1624

The image below is a photograph of HR1624 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 HR1624 is 0.036 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.075 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1624 star
DSS2 image of HR1624. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1624 during the next 10000 years (6.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -12.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1624 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1624 is distant 563.04 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 40 kilometers per second.

172.71 pc
563.04 ly
-40 km/s
0.036 arcsec/year
-0.075 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1624

HR1624 belongs to spectral class K5 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.

-0.15
K5II
4000K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1624 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1624. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1624

SAO13369
SAO13369