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HR716 is a double star in the constellation of Perseus.

HR716 visual magnitude is 6.51. Because of its reltive faintness, HR716 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 HR716:

HR716 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 22°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR716

HR716 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 HR716 are provided in the following table:

02h 29m 25s
+55° 32’ 11”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR716 in the sky:

Finder chart HR716 star
Simplified finder chart for HR716.

Visibility of HR716 from your location

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

HR716 is circumpolar and transits at 09:43 UTC (altitude: 85.9°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR716

The image below is a photograph of HR716 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 HR716 is 0.033 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR716 star
DSS2 image of HR716. The red arrow shows the motion of HR716 during the next 10000 years (5.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR716 from the Sun and relative movement

HR716 is distant 648.11 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

198.81 pc
648.11 ly
2 km/s
0.033 arcsec/year
-0.01 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR716

HR716 belongs to spectral class A2 HR716 is also a Sh chemically peculiar star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR716 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR716. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR716 star system properties

HR716 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of medium or large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR716 double sysyem:

2.8 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR716