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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:50  
clear_day Transit: 11:50  
SunsetSet: 15:49 south
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Altitude: 1.0°   Azimuth: 329.2°   Direction: North-North-West

HR1796 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Auriga.

HR1796 visual magnitude is 6.15. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1796 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 HR1796:


HR1796 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 1.0°
Azimuth: 329.2°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1796

HR1796 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 HR1796 are provided in the following table:

05h 26m 51s
+33° 15’ 46”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1796 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1796 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1796.

Visibility of HR1796 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 HR1796 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: 56.7°
Max altitude: 71.8°
Azimuth: 303.3°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1796

The image below is a photograph of HR1796 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 HR1796 is 0.013 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1796 star
DSS2 image of HR1796. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1796 during the next 10000 years (2.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1796 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1796 is distant 343.88 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

105.49 pc
343.88 ly
-9 km/s
0.013 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1796

HR1796 belongs to spectral class K0


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1796 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1796. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1796