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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:47  
clear_day Transit: 11:49  
SunsetSet: 15:50 south
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Altitude: 38.6°   Azimuth: 194.7°   Direction: South-South-West

HR2057 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Orion.

HR2057 visual magnitude is 6. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2057 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 HR2057:


HR2057 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 38.6°
Azimuth: 194.7°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2057

HR2057 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 HR2057 are provided in the following table:

05h 54m 44s
+00° 58’ 05”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2057 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2057 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2057.

Visibility of HR2057 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 HR2057 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: 89.0°
Max altitude: 39.5°
Azimuth: 271.0°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2057

The image below is a photograph of HR2057 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 HR2057 is 0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2057 star
DSS2 image of HR2057. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2057 during the next 100000 years (5.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2057 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2057 is distant 827.41 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

253.81 pc
827.41 ly
22 km/s
0.003 arcsec/year
-0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2057

HR2057 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2057 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2057. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2057