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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:50  
clear_day Transit: 11:50  
SunsetSet: 15:49 south
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Altitude: 13.7°   Azimuth: 122.7°   Direction: East-South-East

HR1704 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Orion.

HR1704 visual magnitude is 6.37. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1704 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 HR1704:


HR1704 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 13.7°
Azimuth: 122.7°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1704

HR1704 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 HR1704 are provided in the following table:

05h 13m 33s
-08° 08’ 52”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1704 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1704 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1704.

Visibility of HR1704 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 HR1704 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: 98.1°
Max altitude: 30.4°
Azimuth: 261.9°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1704

The image below is a photograph of HR1704 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 HR1704 is 0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1704 star
DSS2 image of HR1704. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1704 during the next 100000 years (3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.00 arcmin in declination);

Spectral properties of HR1704

HR1704 belongs to spectral class B5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


Alternative designations of HR1704