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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:40  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:41
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Altitude: 28.4°   Azimuth: 10.3°   Direction: North

HR1916 is a giant star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

HR1916 visual magnitude is 5.6. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1916 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 HR1916 is -0.006 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 HR1916 star
DSS2 image of HR1916. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1916 during the next 10000 years (-1.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR1916


HR1916 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 28.4°
Azimuth: 10.3°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1916

HR1916 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1916 are provided in the following table:

05h 42m 26s
+65° 41’ 52”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1916 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1916 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1916.

Visibility of HR1916 from your location

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

HR1916 is circumpolar and transits at 18:54 UTC (altitude: 75.8°)

Distance of HR1916 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1916 is distant 278.63 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.

85.47 pc
278.63 ly
-19 km/s
-0.006 arcsec/year
-0.018 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1916

HR1916 belongs to spectral class K5


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1916 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1916. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1916