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Altitude: 10.1°   Azimuth: 349.6°   Direction: North

HR1869 is a dwarf star in the constellation of Auriga.

HR1869 visual magnitude is 6.11. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1869 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 HR1869:


HR1869 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 10.1°
Azimuth: 349.6°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1869

HR1869 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 HR1869 are provided in the following table:

05h 36m 15s
+47° 42’ 55”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1869 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1869 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1869.

Visibility of HR1869 from your location

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

HR1869 is circumpolar and transits at 00:38 UTC (altitude: 86.2°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1869

The image below is a photograph of HR1869 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 HR1869 is 0.012 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.018 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1869 star
DSS2 image of HR1869. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1869 during the next 10000 years (2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1869 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1869 is distant 332.99 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

102.15 pc
332.99 ly
14 km/s
0.012 arcsec/year
-0.018 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1869

HR1869 belongs to spectral class F0


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1869 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1869. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1869