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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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Below the horizon.  Rise: 6:44 | Tran: 12:12 | Set: 17:39
Altitude: -9.0°   Azimuth: 271.5°   Direction: West

HR1697 is a giant star of spectral class G7 in the constellation of Orion.

HR1697 visual magnitude is 5.91. Because of its faintness, HR1697 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 HR1697

Finder chart HR1697 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1697.

HR1697 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 HR1697 are provided in the following table:

05h 12m 48s
-06° 03’ 25”
Image of HR1697 star
DSS2 image of HR1697. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1697 during the next 10000 years (4.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR1697


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


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1697 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1697. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR1697 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1697 is distant 445.96 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.

136.80 pc
445.96 ly
23 km/s
0.027 arcsec/year
-0.032 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR1697


Visibility of HR1697 from your location

Today's HR1697 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 96.1°
Max altitude: 32.5°
Azimuth: 263.9°