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Altitude: 35.0°   Azimuth: 3.9°   Direction: North

HR1683 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

HR1683 visual magnitude is 5.74. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1683 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 HR1683:


HR1683 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 35.0°
Azimuth: 3.9°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1683

HR1683 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 HR1683 are provided in the following table:

05h 18m 13s
+73° 16’ 05”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1683 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1683 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1683.

Visibility of HR1683 from your location

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

HR1683 is circumpolar and transits at 11:59 UTC (altitude: 68.2°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1683

The image below is a photograph of HR1683 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 HR1683 is -0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.033 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1683 star
DSS2 image of HR1683. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1683 during the next 10000 years (-0.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1683 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1683 is distant 358.64 light years from the Sun

110.01 pc
358.64 ly
-0.005 arcsec/year
-0.033 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1683

HR1683 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 HR1683 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1683. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1683