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HR1979

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Alt: 75.06°   Az: 240.16°   Direction: West-South-West

HR1979 is a hypergiant star of spectral class K0 in the constellation of Auriga.

HR1979 visual magnitude is 6.29. Because of its faintness, HR1979 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Image of HR1979 star
DSS2 image of HR1979. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1979 during the next 10000 years (1.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -14.67 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

05h 49m 00s
+42° 32’ 01”
01h 10m 40s
06h 59m 40s

J2000

05h 47m 14s
+42° 31’ 36”

Galactic Coordinates

168.49°
7.29°

Finder Chart

Finder chart HR1979 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1979.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

6.29
Hypergiant

-0.43
K0
4034K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1979 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1979. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

HR1979 is distant 719.65 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

220.75
719.65
-16 km/s
0.009 arcsec/y
-0.088"/y

Alternative Designations

SAO40609
SAO40609

Visibility from Your Location

HR1979 is circumpolar and transits at 09:34 UTC (altitude: 81.1°)