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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:03  ☀️ Transit: 12:06  🌅 Sunset: 18:09


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

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

Bright giant
HR2066 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 61°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 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”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2066 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2066 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2066.

Visibility of HR2066 from your location

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

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

Azimuth: 61.1°
Max altitude: 67.5°
Azimuth: 298.9°
HR2066 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2066

The image below is a photograph of HR2066 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 HR2066 is 0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

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

Spectral properties of HR2066

HR2066 belongs to spectral class A2 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

Alternative designations of HR2066