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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 table below summarizes the key facts about HR1693:

HR1693 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

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 [change]
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 [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 101.8°
Max altitude: 26.7°
Azimuth: 258.2°
HR1693 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1693

The image below is a photograph of HR1693 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 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);

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