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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:46  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:36
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Altitude: -23.8°   Azimuth: 242.0°   Direction: West-South-West

HR2009 is a giant star in the constellation of Columba.

HR2009 visual magnitude is 6.32. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2009 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR2009 is -0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.041 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2009 star
DSS2 image of HR2009. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2009 during the next 10000 years (-1.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 6.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2009


HR2009 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -23.8°
Azimuth: 242.0°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2009

HR2009 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 HR2009 are provided in the following table:

05h 47m 18s
-35° 40’ 28”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2009 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2009 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2009.

Visibility of HR2009 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 HR2009 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: 125.7°
Max altitude: 2.8°
Azimuth: 234.3°

Distance of HR2009 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2009 is distant 510.97 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 57 kilometers per second.

156.74 pc
510.97 ly
57 km/s
-0.008 arcsec/year
0.041 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2009

HR2009 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2009 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2009. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2009