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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:59  
clear_day Transit: 12:12  
SunsetSet: 17:25
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Altitude: -4.4°   Azimuth: 151.7°   Direction: South-South-East

HR1699 is a giant star in the constellation of Columba.

HR1699 visual magnitude is 6.57. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1699 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 HR1699 is 0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1699 star
DSS2 image of HR1699. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1699 during the next 100000 years (11.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 6.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR1699


HR1699 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -4.4°
Azimuth: 151.7°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1699

HR1699 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1699 are provided in the following table:

05h 11m 35s
-37° 23’ 43”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1699 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1699 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1699.

Visibility of HR1699 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 HR1699 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: 127.4°
Max altitude: 1.1°
Azimuth: 232.6°

Distance of HR1699 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1699 is distant 1,068.85 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

327.87 pc
1,068.85 ly
1 km/s
0.007 arcsec/year
0.004 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1699

HR1699 belongs to spectral class K5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1699 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1699. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1699