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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
sunny   (Daytime)   What's Visible Now?


Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 52.2°   Azimuth: 64.5°   Direction: East-North-East

HR2003 is a giant star of spectral class K1 in the constellation of Auriga.

HR2003 visual magnitude is 6.29. Because of its faintness, HR2003 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 HR2003

Finder chart HR2003 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2003.

HR2003 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2003 are provided in the following table:

05h 50m 56s
+51° 30’ 52”
Image of HR2003 star
DSS2 image of HR2003. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2003 during the next 1000 years (2.78 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2003


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2003 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2003. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR2003 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2003 is distant 280.55 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.

86.06 pc
280.55 ly
26 km/s
0.167 arcsec/year
-0.03 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR2003


Visibility of HR2003 from your location

HR2003 is circumpolar and transits at 11:46 UTC (altitude: 90.0°)