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HR1736

HR1736 is a double giant star in the constellation of Auriga.

HR1736 visual magnitude is 6.54. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1736 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 HR1736:

6.54
Giant
HR1736 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 61°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1736

HR1736 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1736 are provided in the following table:

05h 20m 39s
+46° 57’ 50”
162.18°
5.68°
Auriga

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1736 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1736 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1736.

Visibility of HR1736 from your location

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

HR1736 is circumpolar and transits at 04:17 UTC (altitude: 85.5°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1736

The image below is a photograph of HR1736 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 HR1736 is 0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1736 star
DSS2 image of HR1736. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1736 during the next 100000 years (3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1736 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1736 is distant 615.09 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.

188.68 pc
615.09 ly
17 km/s
0.002 arcsec/year
-0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1736

HR1736 belongs to spectral class G and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

0.16
GIII
5968K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1736 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1736. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR1736 star system properties

HR1736 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR1736 double sysyem:

6.54
9.44
2.9
23.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR1736

SAO40251
SAO40251