HR1778 is a double giant star in the constellation of Orion.
HR1778 visual magnitude is 5.9. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1778 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 HR1778:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1778
HR1778 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 HR1778 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1778 in the sky:
Visibility of HR1778 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1778
The image below is a photograph of HR1778 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 HR1778 is 0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.016 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR1778 from the Sun and relative movement
HR1778 is distant 493.19 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR1778
HR1778 belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1778 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR1778 star system properties
HR1778 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 HR1778 double sysyem: