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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:55  
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SunsetSet: 18:41 south
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Altitude: 17.6°   Azimuth: 314.1°   Direction: North-West

HR1974 is a star in the constellation of Auriga.

HR1974 visual magnitude is 6.58. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1974 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 HR1974:


HR1974 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 17.6°
Azimuth: 314.1°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1974

HR1974 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 HR1974 are provided in the following table:

05h 45m 49s
+40° 30’ 25”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1974 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1974 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1974.

Visibility of HR1974 from your location

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

HR1974 is circumpolar and transits at 05:14 UTC (altitude: 79.0°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1974

The image below is a photograph of HR1974 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 HR1974 is -0.031 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1974 star
DSS2 image of HR1974. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1974 during the next 10000 years (-5.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1974 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1974 is distant 200.12 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

61.39 pc
200.12 ly
-4 km/s
-0.031 arcsec/year
-0.005 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1974

HR1974 belongs to spectral class A3


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1974 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1974. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1974