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 table below summarizes the key facts about HR2008:
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 emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2008 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2008 in the sky:
Visibility of HR2008 from your location
HR2008 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2008
The image below is a photograph of HR2008 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 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.
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.
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 Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
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: