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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: -28.3°   Azimuth: 131.3°   Direction: South-East

HR1856 is a multiple sub-giant star in the constellation of Pictor.

HR1856 visual magnitude is 5.46. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1856 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR1856 is 0.025 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.137 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1856 star
DSS2 image of HR1856. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1856 during the next 1000 years (0.42 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.28 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR1856


HR1856 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -28.3°
Azimuth: 131.3°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1856

HR1856 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1856 are provided in the following table:

05h 30m 09s
-47° 04’ 40”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1856 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1856 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1856.

Visibility of HR1856 from your location

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

HR1856 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR1856 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1856 is distant 142.54 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

43.73 pc
142.54 ly
16 km/s
0.025 arcsec/year
-0.137 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1856

HR1856 belongs to spectral class G3 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1856 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1856. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR1856 star system properties

HR1856 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR1856 double sysyem:

197.1 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR1856