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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:46  
clear_day Transit: 12:56  
SunsetSet: 21:07 south
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HR1769 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Lepus.

HR1769 visual magnitude is 6.56. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1769 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 HR1769:


HR1769 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -5.5°
Azimuth: 105.3°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1769

HR1769 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 HR1769 are provided in the following table:

05h 21m 51s
-13° 45’ 21”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1769 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1769 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1769.

Visibility of HR1769 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 HR1769 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: 103.8°
Max altitude: 24.8°
Azimuth: 256.2°
HR1769 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1769

The image below is a photograph of HR1769 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 HR1769 is 0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1769 star
DSS2 image of HR1769. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1769 during the next 100000 years (13.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -11.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1769 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1769 is distant 774.35 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

237.53 pc
774.35 ly
14 km/s
0.008 arcsec/year
-0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1769

HR1769 belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1769 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1769. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1769