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HR2096

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:

6.22
Giant
HR2096 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 83°.

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:

06h 00m 19s
+44° 35’ 30”
167.84°
10.37°
Auriga

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2096 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2096 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2096.

Visibility of HR2096 from your location

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

HR2096 is circumpolar and transits at 04:57 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.

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);

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

Spectral properties of HR2096

HR2096 belongs to spectral class K2 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

Alternative designations of HR2096

SAO40769
SAO40769