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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:51  
clear_day Transit: 11:50  
SunsetSet: 15:49 south
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Altitude: 46.3°   Azimuth: 107.3°   Direction: East-South-East

HR1889 is a giant star in the constellation of Taurus.

HR1889 visual magnitude is 6.49. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1889 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 HR1889:


HR1889 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 46.3°
Azimuth: 107.3°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1889

HR1889 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 HR1889 are provided in the following table:

05h 36m 30s
+25° 56’ 21”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1889 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1889 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1889.

Visibility of HR1889 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 HR1889 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: 64.1°
Max altitude: 64.5°
Azimuth: 295.9°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1889

The image below is a photograph of HR1889 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 HR1889 is 0.014 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1889 star
DSS2 image of HR1889. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1889 during the next 10000 years (2.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1889 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1889 is distant 276.74 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

84.89 pc
276.74 ly
3 km/s
0.014 arcsec/year
0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1889

HR1889 belongs to spectral class F5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1889 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1889. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1889