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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:41  
clear_day Transit: 11:47  
SunsetSet: 15:53 south
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Altitude: 48.9°   Azimuth: 173.1°   Direction: South

HR2048 is a bright giant star in the constellation of Orion.

HR2048 visual magnitude is 6.12. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2048 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 HR2048:

Bright giant

HR2048 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 48.9°
Azimuth: 173.1°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2048

HR2048 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 HR2048 are provided in the following table:

05h 54m 13s
+10° 35’ 12”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2048 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2048 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2048.

Visibility of HR2048 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 HR2048 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: 79.4°
Max altitude: 49.1°
Azimuth: 280.6°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2048

The image below is a photograph of HR2048 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 HR2048 is 0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2048 star
DSS2 image of HR2048. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2048 during the next 100000 years (10.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 13.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2048 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2048 is distant 1,475.11 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.

452.49 pc
1,475.11 ly
13 km/s
0.006 arcsec/year
0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2048

HR2048 belongs to spectral class G9 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2048 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2048. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2048