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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:48  
clear_day Transit: 11:49  
SunsetSet: 15:50 south
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Altitude: -5.8°   Azimuth: 15.8°   Direction: North-North-East

HR1776 is a giant star in the constellation of Auriga.

HR1776 visual magnitude is 5.94. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1776 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 HR1776:


HR1776 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -5.8°
Azimuth: 15.8°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1776

HR1776 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1776 are provided in the following table:

05h 24m 38s
+31° 08’ 35”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1776 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1776 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1776.

Visibility of HR1776 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 HR1776 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: 58.9°
Max altitude: 69.7°
Azimuth: 301.1°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1776

The image below is a photograph of HR1776 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 HR1776 is -0.011 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1776 star
DSS2 image of HR1776. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1776 during the next 10000 years (-1.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1776 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1776 is distant 821.16 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

251.89 pc
821.16 ly
5 km/s
-0.011 arcsec/year
-0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1776

HR1776 belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1776 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1776. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1776