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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 12.6°   Azimuth: 114.0°   Direction: East-South-East

HR1891 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Orion.

HR1891 visual magnitude is 6.24. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1891 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 HR1891:


HR1891 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 12.6°
Azimuth: 114.0°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1891

HR1891 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 HR1891 are provided in the following table:

05h 35m 22s
-04° 25’ 31”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1891 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1891 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1891.

Visibility of HR1891 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 HR1891 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: 94.4°
Max altitude: 34.1°
Azimuth: 265.6°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1891

The image below is a photograph of HR1891 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 HR1891 is 0.022 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.027 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1891 star
DSS2 image of HR1891. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1891 during the next 10000 years (3.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1891 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1891 is distant 1,128.03 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 31 kilometers per second.

346.02 pc
1,128.03 ly
31 km/s
0.022 arcsec/year
-0.027 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1891

HR1891 belongs to spectral class B2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1891 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1891. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR1891 star system properties

HR1891 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR1891 double sysyem:

0.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR1891