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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:50  
clear_day Transit: 12:56  
SunsetSet: 21:03 south
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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 skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR1868:

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

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”

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°
HR1868 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1868

The image below is a photograph of HR1868 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 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);

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.


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