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HR2069 is a giant star in the constellation of Columba.

HR2069 visual magnitude is 6.55. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2069 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 HR2069:

HR2069 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2069

HR2069 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 HR2069 are provided in the following table:

05h 53m 22s
-42° 55’ 17”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2069 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2069 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2069.

Visibility of HR2069 from your location

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

HR2069 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2069

The image below is a photograph of HR2069 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 HR2069 is 0.012 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2069 star
DSS2 image of HR2069. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2069 during the next 10000 years (2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2069 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2069 is distant 669.40 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

205.34 pc
669.40 ly
-10 km/s
0.012 arcsec/year
0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2069

HR2069 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2069 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2069. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2069