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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:45  
clear_day Transit: 11:48  
SunsetSet: 15:51 south
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Altitude: -43.6°   Azimuth: 88.7°   Direction: East

HR2098 is a giant star in the constellation of Columba.

HR2098 visual magnitude is 6.44. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2098 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 HR2098:


HR2098 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -43.6°
Azimuth: 88.7°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2098

HR2098 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2098 are provided in the following table:

05h 56m 48s
-31° 58’ 33”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2098 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2098 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2098.

Visibility of HR2098 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 HR2098 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: 122.0°
Max altitude: 6.5°
Azimuth: 238.0°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2098

The image below is a photograph of HR2098 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 HR2098 is 0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.019 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2098 star
DSS2 image of HR2098. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2098 during the next 10000 years (0.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2098 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2098 is distant 776.19 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 29 kilometers per second.

238.10 pc
776.19 ly
29 km/s
0.002 arcsec/year
0.019 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2098

HR2098 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2098 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2098. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2098