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Altitude: -15.9°   Azimuth: 182.3°   Direction: South

HR2023 is a giant star in the constellation of Pictor.

HR2023 visual magnitude is 6.18. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2023 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 HR2023:


HR2023 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -15.9°
Azimuth: 182.3°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2023

HR2023 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 HR2023 are provided in the following table:

05h 47m 12s
-54° 21’ 38”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2023 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2023 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2023.

Visibility of HR2023 from your location

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

HR2023 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2023

The image below is a photograph of HR2023 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 HR2023 is -0.016 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2023 star
DSS2 image of HR2023. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2023 during the next 10000 years (-2.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2023 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2023 is distant 1,220.97 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

374.53 pc
1,220.97 ly
-3 km/s
-0.016 arcsec/year
-0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2023

HR2023 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2023 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2023. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2023