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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 7:01  
clear_day Transit: 12:12  
SunsetSet: 17:24
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Altitude: 0.0°   Azimuth: 248.6°   Direction: West-South-West

HR1661 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Lepus.

HR1661 visual magnitude is 6.05. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1661 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 HR1661 is 0.019 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.035 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1661 star
DSS2 image of HR1661. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1661 during the next 10000 years (3.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 5.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR1661


HR1661 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 0.0°
Azimuth: 248.6°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1661

HR1661 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1661 are provided in the following table:

05h 06m 36s
-13° 07’ 18”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1661 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1661 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1661.

Visibility of HR1661 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 HR1661 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: 103.1°
Max altitude: 25.4°
Azimuth: 256.9°

Distance of HR1661 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1661 is distant 363.03 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 40 kilometers per second.

111.36 pc
363.03 ly
40 km/s
0.019 arcsec/year
0.035 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1661

HR1661 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 HR1661 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1661. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1661