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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:58 
Sunset: 21:15
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Above the horizon.  Rise: 4:30 | Tran: 13:23 | Set: 22:16
Altitude: 43.0°   Azimuth: 263.8°   Direction: West

HR2066 is a bright giant star of spectral class A2 in the constellation of Auriga.

HR2066 visual magnitude is 6.32. Because of its faintness, HR2066 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 HR2066

Finder chart HR2066 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2066.

HR2066 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 HR2066 are provided in the following table:

05h 56m 33s
+28° 56’ 31”
Image of HR2066 star
DSS2 image of HR2066. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2066 during the next 100000 years (5.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2066

Bright giant

and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2066 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2066. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR2066 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2066 is distant 3,622.22 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.

1,111.11 pc
3,622.22 ly
19 km/s
0.003 arcsec/year
-0.001 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR2066


Visibility of HR2066 from your location

Today's HR2066 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 61.1°
Max altitude: 67.5°
Azimuth: 298.9°