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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
sunny   (Daytime)   What's Visible Now?


Below the horizon.  Rise: 1:29 | Tran: 7:24 | Set: 13:20
Altitude: -3.0°   Azimuth: 272.9°   Direction: West

HR2 is a giant star of spectral class G9 in the constellation of Pisces.

HR2 visual magnitude is 6.29. Because of its faintness, HR2 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2

Finder chart HR2 star
Simplified finder chart for 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”
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);

Key facts about HR2



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

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

Alternative designations of HR2


Visibility of HR2 from your location

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

Azimuth: 90.5°
Max altitude: 38.0°
Azimuth: 269.5°