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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:35  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:45
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Altitude: 42.8°   Azimuth: 27.3°   Direction: North-North-East

HR1636 is a giant star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

HR1636 visual magnitude is 6.41. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1636 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR1636 is 0.056 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.063 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1636 star
DSS2 image of HR1636. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1636 during the next 10000 years (9.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -10.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR1636


HR1636 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 42.8°
Azimuth: 27.3°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1636

HR1636 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 HR1636 are provided in the following table:

05h 09m 36s
+69° 38’ 21”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1636 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1636 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1636.

Visibility of HR1636 from your location

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

HR1636 is circumpolar and transits at 18:13 UTC (altitude: 71.8°)

Distance of HR1636 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1636 is distant 382.63 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

117.37 pc
382.63 ly
-8 km/s
0.056 arcsec/year
-0.063 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1636

HR1636 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 HR1636 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1636. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1636