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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
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Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -14.2°   Azimuth: 180.4°   Direction: South

HR2044 is a double hypergiant star of spectral class K0 in the constellation of Pictor.

HR2044 visual magnitude is 6.35. Because of its faintness, HR2044 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 HR2044

Finder chart HR2044 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2044.

HR2044 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 HR2044 are provided in the following table:

05h 50m 28s
-52° 46’ 04”
Image of HR2044 star
DSS2 image of HR2044. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2044 during the next 10000 years (-4.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2044


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2044 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2044. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR2044 star system properties

HR2044 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR2044 double sysyem:

0.2 arcsec

Distance of HR2044 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2044 is distant 883.47 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

271.00 pc
883.47 ly
1 km/s
-0.025 arcsec/year
0.015 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR2044


Visibility of HR2044 from your location

HR2044 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom