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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 5:52  ☀️ Transit: 12:04  🌅 Sunset: 18:18


HR2 is a giant star in the constellation of Pisces.

HR2 visual magnitude is 6.29. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2 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 HR2:

HR2 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 29°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2

HR2 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 HR2 are provided in the following table:

00h 05m 03s
-00° 30’ 11”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2.

Visibility of HR2 from your location

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

Today's HR2 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 90.5°
Max altitude: 38.0°
Azimuth: 269.5°
HR2 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2

The image below is a photograph of HR2 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 HR2 is 0.045 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.06 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2 star
DSS2 image of HR2. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2 during the next 10000 years (7.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -10.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2 is distant 469.06 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

143.88 pc
469.06 ly
14 km/s
0.045 arcsec/year
-0.06 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2

HR2 belongs to spectral class G9


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2