HR2096 is a multiple giant star in the constellation of Auriga.
HR2096 visual magnitude is 6.22. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2096 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 HR2096:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2096
HR2096 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 HR2096 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2096 in the sky:
Visibility of HR2096 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
HR2096 is circumpolar and transits at 17:36 UTC (altitude: 83.1°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2096
The image below is a photograph of HR2096 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 HR2096 is -0.026 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.041 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR2096 from the Sun and relative movement
HR2096 is distant 364.65 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR2096
HR2096 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2096 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR2096 star system properties
HR2096 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR2096 double sysyem: