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HR1779

HR1779 is a double giant star in the constellation of Auriga.

HR1779 visual magnitude is 6.55. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1779 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 HR1779:

6.55
Giant
HR1779 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 70°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1779

HR1779 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 HR1779 are provided in the following table:

05h 25m 13s
+34° 51’ 19”
172.68°
-0.44°
Auriga

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1779 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1779 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1779.

Visibility of HR1779 from your location

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

Today's HR1779 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 55.1°
Max altitude: 73.4°
Azimuth: 304.9°
HR1779 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1779

The image below is a photograph of HR1779 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 HR1779 is -0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.039 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1779 star
DSS2 image of HR1779. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1779 during the next 10000 years (-1.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1779 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1779 is distant 412.14 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

126.42 pc
412.14 ly
-15 km/s
-0.007 arcsec/year
-0.039 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1779

HR1779 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

1.04
K1III
4493K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1779 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1779. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR1779 star system properties

HR1779 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR1779 double sysyem:

6.55
8.35
1.8
31.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR1779

SAO57999
SAO57999