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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:17
wb_twilight   (Civil Twilight)   What's Visible Now?

HR1688

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 31.7°   Azimuth: 32.0°   Direction: North-North-East

HR1688 is a giant star of spectral class K2 in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

HR1688 visual magnitude is 6.15. Because of its faintness, HR1688 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1688

Finder chart HR1688 star
Simplified finder chart for 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:

05h 15m 11s
+59° 24’ 20”
151.3°
11.99°
Camelopardalis
Image of HR1688 star
DSS2 image of HR1688. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1688 during the next 10000 years (2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR1688

6.15
Giant

and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

1.28
K2III
4348K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1688 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1688. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

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.

94.25 pc
307.26 ly
3 km/s
0.012 arcsec/year
-0.014 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR1688

SAO25088
SAO25088

Visibility of HR1688 from your location

HR1688 is circumpolar and transits at 11:22 UTC (altitude: 82.1°)