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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: -2.7°   Azimuth: 307.7°   Direction: North-West

HR1741 is a double bright giant star in the constellation of Taurus.

HR1741 visual magnitude is 6.08. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1741 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 HR1741:

Bright giant

HR1741 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -2.7°
Azimuth: 307.7°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1741

HR1741 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 HR1741 are provided in the following table:

05h 19m 14s
+20° 08’ 04”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1741 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1741 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1741.

Visibility of HR1741 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 HR1741 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: 69.9°
Max altitude: 58.7°
Azimuth: 290.1°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1741

The image below is a photograph of HR1741 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 HR1741 is -0.039 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.027 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1741 star
DSS2 image of HR1741. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1741 during the next 10000 years (-6.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1741 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1741 is distant 431.22 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 47 kilometers per second.

132.28 pc
431.22 ly
-47 km/s
-0.039 arcsec/year
-0.027 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1741

HR1741 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1741 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1741. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR1741 star system properties

HR1741 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR1741 double sysyem:

9 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR1741