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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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Above the horizon.  Rise: 3:00 | Tran: 12:48 | Set: 22:35
Altitude: 26.0°   Azimuth: 67.4°   Direction: East-North-East

HR2028 is a variable bright giant star of spectral class M1 in the constellation of Auriga.

HR2028 visual magnitude is 5.98. Because of its faintness, HR2028 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2028

Finder chart HR2028 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2028.

HR2028 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 HR2028 are provided in the following table:

05h 52m 40s
+33° 55’ 02”
Image of HR2028 star
DSS2 image of HR2028. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2028 during the next 10000 years (3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2028

Bright giant

and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2028 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2028. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR2028 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2028 is distant 744.29 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 100 kilometers per second.

228.31 pc
744.29 ly
100 km/s
0.02 arcsec/year
0.008 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR2028


Visibility of HR2028 from your location

Today's HR2028 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 56.1°
Max altitude: 72.4°
Azimuth: 303.9°