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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:59  
clear_day Transit: 12:12  
SunsetSet: 17:25
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Altitude: -7.0°   Azimuth: 258.0°   Direction: West-South-West

HR2118 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Lepus.

HR2118 visual magnitude is 6.22. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2118 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR2118 is -0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.039 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2118 star
DSS2 image of HR2118. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2118 during the next 10000 years (-1.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2118


HR2118 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -7.0°
Azimuth: 258.0°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2118

HR2118 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2118 are provided in the following table:

06h 00m 17s
-12° 53’ 58”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2118 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2118 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2118.

Visibility of HR2118 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 HR2118 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: 102.9°
Max altitude: 25.6°
Azimuth: 257.1°

Distance of HR2118 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2118 is distant 195.21 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 33 kilometers per second.

59.88 pc
195.21 ly
33 km/s
-0.007 arcsec/year
-0.039 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2118

HR2118 belongs to spectral class F0


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2118 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2118. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2118