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HR1759

HR1759 is a double giant star in the constellation of Orion.

HR1759 visual magnitude is 6.39. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1759 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 HR1759:

6.39
Giant
HR1759 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1759

HR1759 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 HR1759 are provided in the following table:

05h 20m 26s
-05° 22’ 00”
207.19°
-22.66°
Orion

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1759 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1759 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1759.

Visibility of HR1759 from your location

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

Today's HR1759 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 95.4°
Max altitude: 33.2°
Azimuth: 264.6°
HR1759 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1759

The image below is a photograph of HR1759 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 HR1759 is -0.011 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.029 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1759 star
DSS2 image of HR1759. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1759 during the next 10000 years (-1.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1759 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1759 is distant 679.17 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.

208.33 pc
679.17 ly
20 km/s
-0.011 arcsec/year
0.029 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1759

HR1759 belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-0.20
B8III
10516K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1759 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1759. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR1759 star system properties

HR1759 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 HR1759 double sysyem:

6.39
11.09
4.7
4.4 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR1759

SAO132004
SAO132004