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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:44  
clear_day Transit: 12:57  
SunsetSet: 21:11 south
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Altitude: -41.5°   Azimuth: 20.2°   Direction: North-North-East

HR2070 is a giant star in the constellation of Orion.

HR2070 visual magnitude is 5.87. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2070 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 HR2070:


HR2070 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -41.5°
Azimuth: 20.2°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2070

HR2070 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2070 are provided in the following table:

05h 55m 30s
-04° 36’ 59”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2070 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2070 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2070.

Visibility of HR2070 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 HR2070 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: 94.6°
Max altitude: 33.9°
Azimuth: 265.4°
HR2070 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2070

The image below is a photograph of HR2070 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 HR2070 is 0.04 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.017 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2070 star
DSS2 image of HR2070. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2070 during the next 10000 years (6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2070 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2070 is distant 304.39 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.

93.37 pc
304.39 ly
26 km/s
0.04 arcsec/year
-0.017 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2070

HR2070 belongs to spectral class K2


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2070 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2070. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2070