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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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HR2096

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 83.1°   Azimuth: 183.4°   Direction: South

HR2096 is a multiple giant star of spectral class K2 in the constellation of Auriga.

HR2096 visual magnitude is 6.22. Because of its faintness, HR2096 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2096

Finder chart HR2096 star
Simplified finder chart for 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:

06h 00m 19s
+44° 35’ 30”
167.84°
10.37°
Auriga
Image of HR2096 star
DSS2 image of HR2096. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2096 during the next 10000 years (-4.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2096

6.22
Giant

and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

0.98
K2III
10125K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2096 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2096. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

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:

6.22
10.22
4
34.2 arcsec

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.

111.86 pc
364.65 ly
2 km/s
-0.026 arcsec/year
-0.041 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR2096

SAO40769
SAO40769

Visibility of HR2096 from your location

HR2096 is circumpolar and transits at 11:55 UTC (altitude: 83.1°)