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HR1655

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 table below summarizes the key facts about HR1655:

5.73
Giant
HR1655 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

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 emisphere. 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”
227.54°
-33.91°
Lepus

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 [change]
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 [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 116.2°
Max altitude: 12.4°
Azimuth: 243.8°
HR1655 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1655

The image below is a photograph of HR1655 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 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);

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.

1.39
K2III
4368K

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

SAO170050
SAO170050