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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:37  
clear_day Transit: 11:46  
SunsetSet: 15:55 south
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Altitude: 38.0°   Azimuth: 358.2°   Direction: North

HR1650 is a variable and double hypergiant star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

HR1650 visual magnitude is 6.37. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1650 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 HR1650:


HR1650 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 38.0°
Azimuth: 358.2°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1650

HR1650 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 HR1650 are provided in the following table:

05h 14m 35s
+76° 28’ 22”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1650 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1650 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1650.

Visibility of HR1650 from your location

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

HR1650 is circumpolar and transits at 00:47 UTC (altitude: 65.0°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1650

The image below is a photograph of HR1650 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 HR1650 is -0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1650 star
DSS2 image of HR1650. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1650 during the next 100000 years (-11.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -13.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1650 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1650 is distant 420.65 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

129.03 pc
420.65 ly
7 km/s
-0.007 arcsec/year
-0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1650

HR1650 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1650 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1650. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR1650 star system properties

HR1650 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of medium or large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR1650 double sysyem:

1.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR1650