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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:54  
clear_day Transit: 12:49  
SunsetSet: 18:43 south
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Altitude: 1.7°   Azimuth: 324.8°   Direction: North-West

HR2018 is a variable and double giant star in the constellation of Auriga.

HR2018 visual magnitude is 6.25. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2018 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 HR2018:


HR2018 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 1.7°
Azimuth: 324.8°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2018

HR2018 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 HR2018 are provided in the following table:

05h 51m 25s
+32° 07’ 29”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2018 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2018 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2018.

Visibility of HR2018 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 HR2018 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: 57.9°
Max altitude: 70.6°
Azimuth: 302.1°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2018

The image below is a photograph of HR2018 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 HR2018 is 0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2018 star
DSS2 image of HR2018. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2018 during the next 100000 years (1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 11.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2018 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2018 is distant 580.07 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 103 kilometers per second.

177.94 pc
580.07 ly
103 km/s
0.001 arcsec/year
0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2018

HR2018 belongs to spectral class M3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2018 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2018. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR2018 star system properties

HR2018 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR2018 double sysyem:

15.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR2018