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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:52  
clear_day Transit: 12:49  
SunsetSet: 18:46 south
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Altitude: -1.1°   Azimuth: 355.6°   Direction: North

HR1669 is a multiple bright giant star in the constellation of Auriga.

HR1669 visual magnitude is 6.02. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1669 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 HR1669:

Bright giant

HR1669 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -1.1°
Azimuth: 355.6°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1669

HR1669 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1669 are provided in the following table:

05h 10m 18s
+37° 18’ 06”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1669 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1669 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1669.

Visibility of HR1669 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 HR1669 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: 52.7°
Max altitude: 75.8°
Azimuth: 307.3°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1669

The image below is a photograph of HR1669 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 HR1669 is 0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1669 star
DSS2 image of HR1669. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1669 during the next 100000 years (6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -10.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1669 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1669 is distant 2,050.31 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

628.93 pc
2,050.31 ly
9 km/s
0.004 arcsec/year
-0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1669

HR1669 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1669 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1669. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR1669 star system properties

HR1669 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 HR1669 double sysyem:

1.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR1669