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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:51  
clear_day Transit: 11:50  
SunsetSet: 15:49 south
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Altitude: 17.2°   Azimuth: 353.4°   Direction: North

HR2079 is a star in the constellation of Auriga.

HR2079 visual magnitude is 6.44. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2079 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 HR2079:


HR2079 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 17.2°
Azimuth: 353.4°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2079

HR2079 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 HR2079 are provided in the following table:

05h 59m 45s
+55° 19’ 14”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2079 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2079 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2079.

Visibility of HR2079 from your location

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

HR2079 is circumpolar and transits at 00:49 UTC (altitude: 86.2°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2079

The image below is a photograph of HR2079 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 HR2079 is -0.015 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.088 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2079 star
DSS2 image of HR2079. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2079 during the next 10000 years (-2.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -14.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2079 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2079 is distant 341.72 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 45 kilometers per second.

104.82 pc
341.72 ly
45 km/s
-0.015 arcsec/year
-0.088 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2079

HR2079 belongs to spectral class A5


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2079 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2079. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2079