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HR2046

HR2046 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Auriga.

HR2046 visual magnitude is 5.9. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2046 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 HR2046:

5.9
Sub-giant
HR2046 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 69°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2046

HR2046 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 HR2046 are provided in the following table:

05h 54m 59s
+31° 42’ 06”
178.66°
3.15°
Auriga

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2046 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2046 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2046.

Visibility of HR2046 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's HR2046 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 58.3°
Max altitude: 70.2°
Azimuth: 301.7°
HR2046 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2046

The image below is a photograph of HR2046 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 HR2046 is -0.043 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.176 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2046 star
DSS2 image of HR2046. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2046 during the next 1000 years (-0.72 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.93 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2046 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2046 is distant 256.29 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

78.62 pc
256.29 ly
-21 km/s
-0.043 arcsec/year
-0.176 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2046

HR2046 belongs to spectral class A5 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.

1.42
A5IV
8658K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2046 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2046. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2046

SAO58569
SAO58569