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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 7:01  
clear_day Transit: 12:12  
SunsetSet: 17:24
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Altitude: 1.0°   Azimuth: 249.4°   Direction: West-South-West

HR1693 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Lepus.

HR1693 visual magnitude is 5.68. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1693 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR1693 is 0.028 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.056 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1693 star
DSS2 image of HR1693. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1693 during the next 10000 years (4.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 9.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR1693


HR1693 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 1.0°
Azimuth: 249.4°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1693

HR1693 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1693 are provided in the following table:

05h 11m 22s
-11° 50’ 57”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1693 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1693 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1693.

Visibility of HR1693 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 HR1693 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: 101.8°
Max altitude: 26.7°
Azimuth: 258.2°

Distance of HR1693 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1693 is distant 446.58 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 46 kilometers per second.

136.99 pc
446.58 ly
46 km/s
0.028 arcsec/year
0.056 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1693

HR1693 belongs to spectral class M6 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1693 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1693. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1693