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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]


HR1700 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Mensa.

HR1700 visual magnitude is 6.27. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1700 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 HR1700:

HR1700 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1700

HR1700 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1700 are provided in the following table:

05h 06m 09s
-73° 02’ 16”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1700 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1700 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1700.

Visibility of HR1700 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

HR1700 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1700

The image below is a photograph of HR1700 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 HR1700 is 0.016 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.064 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1700 star
DSS2 image of HR1700. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1700 during the next 10000 years (2.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 10.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1700 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1700 is distant 423.38 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

129.87 pc
423.38 ly
8 km/s
0.016 arcsec/year
0.064 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1700

HR1700 belongs to spectral class A1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1700 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1700. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1700