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HR1626

HR1626 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Auriga.

HR1626 visual magnitude is 6.14. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1626 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 HR1626:

6.14
Hypergiant
HR1626 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 52°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1626

HR1626 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1626 are provided in the following table:

05h 04m 14s
+30° 29’ 40”
173.66°
-6.57°
Auriga

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1626 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1626 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1626.

Visibility of HR1626 from your location

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

Today's HR1626 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 59.5°
Max altitude: 69.0°
Azimuth: 300.5°
HR1626 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1626

The image below is a photograph of HR1626 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 HR1626 is 0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1626 star
DSS2 image of HR1626. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1626 during the next 100000 years (1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1626 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1626 is distant 581.11 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.

178.25 pc
581.11 ly
18 km/s
0.001 arcsec/year
-0.005 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1626

HR1626 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a hypergiant star.

-0.12
K0II
4289K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1626 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1626. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1626

SAO57610
SAO57610