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TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:10 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:02
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Angetenar - τ2 Eridani (tau2 Eridani)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 3:50 | Tran: 7:54 | Set: 11:57
Alt: -59.38°   Az: 3.72°   Direction: North

Angetenar, also designated as τ2 Eridani (tau2 Eridani), is a double hypergiant star of spectral class K0 in the constellation of Eridanus.

Angetenar visual magnitude is 4.75. Because of its moderate brightness, Angetenar is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Image of Angetenar - τ2 Eridani (tau2 Eridani) star
DSS2 image of Angetenar. The red arrow shows the motion of Angetenar during the next 10000 years (-7.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.17 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

02h 52m 09s
-20° 54’ 14”
12h 08m 06s
15h 00m 16s

J2000

02h 51m 02s
-21° 00’ 15”

Galactic Coordinates

206.8°
-62.09°

Finder Chart

Finder chart Angetenar - τ2 Eridani (tau2 Eridani) star
Simplified finder chart for Angetenar - τ2 Eridani (tau2 Eridani).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

4.75
Hypergiant

1.01
K0III
4970K

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

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

Star System Properties

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

4.75
14.95
10.2
46.7 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

Angetenar is distant 182.63 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

56.02
182.63
-9 km/s
-0.046 arcsec/y
-0.019"/y

Alternative Designations

Angetenar
τ2 Eridani
(tau2 Eridani)
SAO168094
SAO168094

Visibility from Your Location

Today's Angetenar - τ2 Eridani (tau2 Eridani) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 110.9°
Max altitude: 17.6°
Azimuth: 249.1°