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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 7:01  
clear_day Transit: 12:12  
SunsetSet: 17:24
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Altitude: -3.1°   Azimuth: 237.0°   Direction: West-South-West

HR1982 is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Lepus.

HR1982 visual magnitude is 6.15. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1982 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR1982 is -0.309 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.353 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1982 star
DSS2 image of HR1982. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1982 during the next 1000 years (-5.15 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.88 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR1982


HR1982 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -3.1°
Azimuth: 237.0°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1982

HR1982 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1982 are provided in the following table:

05h 44m 26s
-22° 25’ 18”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1982 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1982 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1982.

Visibility of HR1982 from your location

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

Today's HR1982 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 112.4°
Max altitude: 16.1°
Azimuth: 247.6°

Distance of HR1982 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1982 is distant 29.24 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

8.97 pc
29.24 ly
-10 km/s
-0.309 arcsec/year
-0.353 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1982

HR1982 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1982 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1982. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR1982 star system properties

HR1982 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR1982 double sysyem:

96.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR1982

Gl 216 B