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HR1686

Altitude: 40.9°   Azimuth: 2.6°   Direction: North

HR1686 is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

HR1686 visual magnitude is 5.05. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1686 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 HR1686:

5.05
Main-sequence

HR1686 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 40.9°
Azimuth: 2.6°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1686

HR1686 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 HR1686 are provided in the following table:

05h 22m 33s
+79° 13’ 51”
133.74°
22.65°
Camelopardalis

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1686 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1686 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1686.

Visibility of HR1686 from your location

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

HR1686 is circumpolar and transits at 12:04 UTC (altitude: 62.2°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1686

The image below is a photograph of HR1686 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 HR1686 is -0.082 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.161 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1686 star
DSS2 image of HR1686. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1686 during the next 1000 years (-1.37 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.68 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1686 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1686 is distant 68.40 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

20.98 pc
68.40 ly
-10 km/s
-0.082 arcsec/year
0.161 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1686

HR1686 belongs to spectral class F6 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.

3.44
F6V
6528K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1686 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1686. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR1686 star system properties

HR1686 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR1686 double sysyem:

5.05
8.75
3.7
10.4 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR1686

SAO5496
SAO5496