HR1688 is a giant star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.
HR1688 visual magnitude is 6.15. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1688 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 HR1688:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1688
HR1688 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 HR1688 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1688 in the sky:
Visibility of HR1688 from your location
HR1688 is circumpolar and transits at 00:17 UTC (altitude: 82.1°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1688
The image below is a photograph of HR1688 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 HR1688 is 0.012 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.014 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR1688 from the Sun and relative movement
HR1688 is distant 307.26 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR1688
HR1688 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1688 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.