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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:00  
clear_day Transit: 12:48  
SunsetSet: 18:34 south
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Altitude: 9.0°   Azimuth: 45.0°   Direction: North-East

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

HR2028 visual magnitude is 5.98. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2028 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 HR2028:

Bright giant

HR2028 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 9.0°
Azimuth: 45.0°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 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”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2028 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2028 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2028.

Visibility of HR2028 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 HR2028 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: 56.1°
Max altitude: 72.4°
Azimuth: 303.9°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2028

The image below is a photograph of HR2028 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 HR2028 is 0.02 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

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

Spectral properties of HR2028

HR2028 belongs to spectral class M1 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

Alternative designations of HR2028