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HR1742

Altitude: -13.8°   Azimuth: 184.0°   Direction: South

HR1742 is a giant star in the constellation of Pictor.

HR1742 visual magnitude is 6.49. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1742 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 HR1742:

6.49
Giant

HR1742 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -13.8°
Azimuth: 184.0°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1742

HR1742 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 HR1742 are provided in the following table:

05h 15m 38s
-52° 10’ 54”
259.39°
-35.57°
Pictor

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1742 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1742 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1742.

Visibility of HR1742 from your location

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

HR1742 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1742

The image below is a photograph of HR1742 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 HR1742 is 0.022 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 HR1742 star
DSS2 image of HR1742. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1742 during the next 10000 years (3.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1742 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1742 is distant 855.64 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.

262.47 pc
855.64 ly
13 km/s
0.022 arcsec/year
0.027 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1742

HR1742 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-0.61
K2III
4289K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1742 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1742. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1742

SAO233895
SAO233895