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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:43  
clear_day Transit: 11:47  
SunsetSet: 15:52 south
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Altitude: 68.7°   Azimuth: 223.6°   Direction: South-West

HR1795 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Auriga.

HR1795 visual magnitude is 5.94. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1795 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 HR1795:


HR1795 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 68.7°
Azimuth: 223.6°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1795

HR1795 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 HR1795 are provided in the following table:

05h 26m 48s
+34° 23’ 30”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1795 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1795 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1795.

Visibility of HR1795 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 HR1795 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: 55.6°
Max altitude: 72.9°
Azimuth: 304.4°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1795

The image below is a photograph of HR1795 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 HR1795 is 0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.011 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1795 star
DSS2 image of HR1795. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1795 during the next 10000 years (1.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1795 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1795 is distant 1,288.54 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

395.26 pc
1,288.54 ly
8 km/s
0.007 arcsec/year
-0.011 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1795

HR1795 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1795 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1795. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1795