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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:35  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:45
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HR1868

Altitude: 10.6°   Azimuth: 105.6°   Direction: East-South-East

HR1868 is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Orion.

HR1868 visual magnitude is 5.34. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1868 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 HR1868 is -0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1868 star
DSS2 image of HR1868. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1868 during the next 100000 years (-6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR1868

5.34
Main-sequence

HR1868 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 10.6°
Azimuth: 105.6°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1868

HR1868 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 HR1868 are provided in the following table:

05h 33m 31s
-01° 09’ 21”
204.84°
-17.81°
Orion

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1868 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1868 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1868.

Visibility of HR1868 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 HR1868 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: 91.2°
Max altitude: 37.4°
Azimuth: 268.8°

Distance of HR1868 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1868 is distant 1,852.27 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

568.18 pc
1,852.27 ly
22 km/s
-0.004 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1868

HR1868 belongs to spectral class B1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.

-3.43
B1V
13121K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1868 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1868. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1868

SAO132255
SAO132255