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HR 1733

BSC 1733, HD 34498

Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationNone
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)1733
Right Ascension5h 20m 2s
Declination+44° 25' 31"
Distance799 light years
245 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +6.5
Absolute: -0.8
Spectral ClassK0 Orange Giant
Optimum VisibilityDecember / January
NotesHR 1733 appears southward and somewhat westward of brilliant Capella in the skies of Earth, though it shines with a much fainter light, and is invisible to the naked eye. In fact, HR 1733 and Capella have very similar luminosities (each is more than a 130 times more luminous than the Sun), but at a distance of nearly eight hundred light years, HR 1733 is nearly twenty times farther from the Solar System than its brighter neighbour in the sky.