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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:42  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:40
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Altitude: -57.7°   Azimuth: 59.4°   Direction: East-North-East

HR2043 is a giant star in the constellation of Columba.

HR2043 visual magnitude is 6.45. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2043 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 HR2043 is -0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.02 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2043 star
DSS2 image of HR2043. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2043 during the next 10000 years (-0.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2043


HR2043 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -57.7°
Azimuth: 59.4°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2043

HR2043 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 HR2043 are provided in the following table:

05h 51m 59s
-29° 26’ 54”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2043 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2043 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2043.

Visibility of HR2043 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 HR2043 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: 119.4°
Max altitude: 9.1°
Azimuth: 240.6°

Distance of HR2043 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2043 is distant 693.62 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

212.77 pc
693.62 ly
2 km/s
-0.004 arcsec/year
0.02 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2043

HR2043 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 HR2043 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2043. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2043