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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:51  
clear_day Transit: 12:50  
SunsetSet: 18:48 south
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Altitude: -4.3°   Azimuth: 110.9°   Direction: East-South-East

HR2000 is a supergiant star in the constellation of Lepus.

HR2000 visual magnitude is 6.17. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2000 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 HR2000:


HR2000 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -4.3°
Azimuth: 110.9°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2000

HR2000 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 HR2000 are provided in the following table:

05h 47m 07s
-16° 14’ 16”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2000 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2000 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2000.

Visibility of HR2000 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 HR2000 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: 106.2°
Max altitude: 22.3°
Azimuth: 253.8°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2000

The image below is a photograph of HR2000 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 HR2000 is -0.034 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2000 star
DSS2 image of HR2000. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2000 during the next 10000 years (-5.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2000 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2000 is distant 663.95 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

203.67 pc
663.95 ly
7 km/s
-0.034 arcsec/year
0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2000

HR2000 belongs to spectral class G2 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2000 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2000. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2000