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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:45  
clear_day Transit: 12:57  
SunsetSet: 21:10 south
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Altitude: 1.7°   Azimuth: 214.9°   Direction: South-West

HR2068 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Columba.

HR2068 visual magnitude is 6.36. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2068 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 HR2068:


HR2068 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 1.7°
Azimuth: 214.9°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2068

HR2068 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2068 are provided in the following table:

05h 54m 14s
-29° 08’ 52”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2068 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2068 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2068.

Visibility of HR2068 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 HR2068 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: 119.1°
Max altitude: 9.4°
Azimuth: 240.9°
HR2068 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2068

The image below is a photograph of HR2068 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 HR2068 is -0.02 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.051 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2068 star
DSS2 image of HR2068. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2068 during the next 10000 years (-3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2068 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2068 is distant 182.74 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.

56.05 pc
182.74 ly
18 km/s
-0.02 arcsec/year
-0.051 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2068

HR2068 belongs to spectral class F3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2068 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2068. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2068