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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:43  
clear_day Transit: 11:47  
SunsetSet: 15:52 south
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Altitude: -64.6°   Azimuth: 351.9°   Direction: North

HR1628 is a giant star in the constellation of Lepus.

HR1628 visual magnitude is 5.02. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1628 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 HR1628:


HR1628 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -64.6°
Azimuth: 351.9°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1628

HR1628 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1628 are provided in the following table:

05h 02m 09s
-26° 16’ 29”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1628 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1628 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1628.

Visibility of HR1628 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 HR1628 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: 116.3°
Max altitude: 12.2°
Azimuth: 243.7°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1628

The image below is a photograph of HR1628 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 HR1628 is 0.089 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.073 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1628 star
DSS2 image of HR1628. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1628 during the next 10000 years (14.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -12.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1628 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1628 is distant 242.38 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.

74.35 pc
242.38 ly
27 km/s
0.089 arcsec/year
-0.073 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1628

HR1628 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1628 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1628. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1628