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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]


HR1632 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Taurus.

HR1632 visual magnitude is 6.6. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1632 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 HR1632:

HR1632 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 7°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1632

HR1632 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 HR1632 are provided in the following table:

05h 04m 37s
+27° 41’ 45”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1632 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1632 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1632.

Visibility of HR1632 from your location

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

Today's HR1632 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 62.3°
Max altitude: 66.2°
Azimuth: 297.7°
HR1632 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1632

The image below is a photograph of HR1632 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 HR1632 is 0.019 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.031 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1632 star
DSS2 image of HR1632. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1632 during the next 10000 years (3.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1632 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1632 is distant 308.42 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

94.61 pc
308.42 ly
22 km/s
0.019 arcsec/year
-0.031 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1632

HR1632 belongs to spectral class F0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1632 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1632. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1632