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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:37  
clear_day Transit: 11:46  
SunsetSet: 15:55 south
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Altitude: -54.0°   Azimuth: 42.3°   Direction: North-East

HR1762 is a variable and double hypergiant star in the constellation of Lepus.

HR1762 visual magnitude is 4.71. Because of its moderate brightness, HR1762 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR1762:


HR1762 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -54.0°
Azimuth: 42.3°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1762

HR1762 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 HR1762 are provided in the following table:

05h 20m 26s
-21° 14’ 21”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1762 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1762 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1762.

Visibility of HR1762 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 HR1762 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: 111.2°
Max altitude: 17.3°
Azimuth: 248.8°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1762

The image below is a photograph of HR1762 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 HR1762 is 0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1762 star
DSS2 image of HR1762. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1762 during the next 100000 years (8.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1762 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1762 is distant 458.51 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 30 kilometers per second.

140.65 pc
458.51 ly
30 km/s
0.005 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1762

HR1762 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1762 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1762. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR1762 star system properties

HR1762 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 HR1762 double sysyem:

4.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR1762