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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: 52.5°   Azimuth: 136.2°   Direction: South-East

HR2038 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Orion.

HR2038 visual magnitude is 6.71. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2038 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 HR2038 is 0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2038 star
DSS2 image of HR2038. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2038 during the next 10000 years (0.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2038


HR2038 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 52.5°
Azimuth: 136.2°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2038

HR2038 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2038 are provided in the following table:

05h 53m 19s
+20° 17’ 57”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2038 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2038 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2038.

Visibility of HR2038 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 HR2038 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: 69.7°
Max altitude: 58.8°
Azimuth: 290.3°

Distance of HR2038 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2038 is distant 936.78 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

287.36 pc
936.78 ly
-6 km/s
0.005 arcsec/year
-0.01 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2038

HR2038 belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2038 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2038. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2038