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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:59  
clear_day Transit: 12:12  
SunsetSet: 17:25
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Altitude: -13.1°   Azimuth: 257.7°   Direction: West-South-West

HR1944 is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Lepus.

HR1944 visual magnitude is 6.38. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1944 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR1944 is 0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1944 star
DSS2 image of HR1944. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1944 during the next 100000 years (1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 5.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR1944


HR1944 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -13.1°
Azimuth: 257.7°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1944

HR1944 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 HR1944 are provided in the following table:

05h 39m 16s
-17° 50’ 57”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1944 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1944 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1944.

Visibility of HR1944 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 HR1944 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: 107.8°
Max altitude: 20.7°
Azimuth: 252.2°

Distance of HR1944 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1944 is distant 1,304.00 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

400.00 pc
1,304.00 ly
21 km/s
0.001 arcsec/year
0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1944

HR1944 belongs to spectral class B7 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1944 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1944. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR1944 star system properties

HR1944 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR1944 double sysyem:

0.6 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR1944