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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]


HR2059 is a variable sub-giant star in the constellation of Mensa.

HR2059 visual magnitude is 6.2. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2059 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 HR2059:

HR2059 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2059

HR2059 is situated close to the southern celestial pole and, as such, it is easilty visible for most part of the year from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2059 are provided in the following table:

05h 30m 13s
-84° 47’ 05”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2059 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2059 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2059.

Visibility of HR2059 from your location

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

HR2059 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2059

The image below is a photograph of HR2059 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 HR2059 is -0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.046 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2059 star
DSS2 image of HR2059. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2059 during the next 10000 years (-1.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 7.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2059 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2059 is distant 348.66 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

106.95 pc
348.66 ly
-4 km/s
-0.008 arcsec/year
0.046 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2059

HR2059 belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2059 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2059. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2059