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Altitude: -33.5°   Azimuth: 124.6°   Direction: South-East

HR2008 is a double hypergiant star in the constellation of Pictor.

HR2008 visual magnitude is 5.31. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2008 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 HR2008 is 0.012 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2008 star
DSS2 image of HR2008. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2008 during the next 10000 years (2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2008


HR2008 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -33.5°
Azimuth: 124.6°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2008

HR2008 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2008 are provided in the following table:

05h 46m 27s
-46° 35’ 49”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2008 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2008 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2008.

Visibility of HR2008 from your location

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

HR2008 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR2008 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2008 is distant 459.80 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

141.04 pc
459.80 ly
11 km/s
0.012 arcsec/year
0.004 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2008

HR2008 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2008 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2008. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR2008 star system properties

HR2008 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR2008 double sysyem:

37 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR2008