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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:46  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:36
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Altitude: -8.6°   Azimuth: 271.1°   Direction: West

HR1886 is a variable and double main-sequence star in the constellation of Orion.

HR1886 visual magnitude is 5.67. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1886 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 HR1886 is -0.011 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 HR1886 star
DSS2 image of HR1886. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1886 during the next 10000 years (-1.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR1886


HR1886 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -8.6°
Azimuth: 271.1°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1886

HR1886 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 HR1886 are provided in the following table:

05h 35m 00s
-06° 00’ 33”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1886 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1886 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1886.

Visibility of HR1886 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 HR1886 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: 96.0°
Max altitude: 32.5°
Azimuth: 264.0°

Distance of HR1886 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1886 is distant 5,927.27 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 30 kilometers per second.

1,818.18 pc
5,927.27 ly
30 km/s
-0.011 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1886

HR1886 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 HR1886 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1886. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR1886 star system properties

HR1886 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR1886 double sysyem:

36.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR1886