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HR1761

HR1761 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Orion.

HR1761 visual magnitude is 6.57. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1761 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 HR1761:

6.57
Main-sequence
HR1761 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1761

HR1761 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 HR1761 are provided in the following table:

05h 21m 19s
+04° 00’ 42”
198.53°
-17.95°
Orion

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1761 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1761 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1761.

Visibility of HR1761 from your location

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

Today's HR1761 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 86.0°
Max altitude: 42.5°
Azimuth: 274.0°
HR1761 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1761

The image below is a photograph of HR1761 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 HR1761 is -0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1761 star
DSS2 image of HR1761. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1761 during the next 100000 years (-5.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -15.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1761 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1761 is distant 1,244.27 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

381.68 pc
1,244.27 ly
5 km/s
-0.003 arcsec/year
-0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1761

HR1761 belongs to spectral class B5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.

-1.34
B5V
11407K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1761 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1761. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1761

SAO112660
SAO112660