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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:59  
clear_day Transit: 12:12  
SunsetSet: 17:25
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Altitude: -24.2°   Azimuth: 257.8°   Direction: West-South-West

HR1655 is a giant star in the constellation of Lepus.

HR1655 visual magnitude is 5.73. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1655 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR1655 is 0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.065 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1655 star
DSS2 image of HR1655. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1655 during the next 10000 years (1.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -10.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR1655


HR1655 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -24.2°
Azimuth: 257.8°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1655

HR1655 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 HR1655 are provided in the following table:

05h 05m 16s
-26° 09’ 08”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1655 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1655 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1655.

Visibility of HR1655 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 HR1655 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: 116.2°
Max altitude: 12.4°
Azimuth: 243.8°

Distance of HR1655 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1655 is distant 240.06 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

73.64 pc
240.06 ly
-3 km/s
0.007 arcsec/year
-0.065 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1655

HR1655 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1655 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1655. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1655