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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
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HR2140

Above the horizon.  Rise: 9:56 | Tran: 13:22 | Set: 16:47
Altitude: 12.2°   Azimuth: 178.6°   Direction: South

HR2140 is a multiple giant star of spectral class K3 in the constellation of Lepus.

HR2140 visual magnitude is 5.04. Because of its faintness, HR2140 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 HR2140

Finder chart HR2140 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2140.

HR2140 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 HR2140 are provided in the following table:

06h 03m 15s
-26° 17’ 03”
232.33°
-21.62°
Lepus
Image of HR2140 star
DSS2 image of HR2140. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2140 during the next 1000 years (0.93 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.53 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2140

5.04
Giant

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

-0.34
K3III
4051K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2140 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2140. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR2140 star system properties

HR2140 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR2140 double sysyem:

5.04
12.34
7.3
2.2 arcsec

Distance of HR2140 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2140 is distant 387.63 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 182 kilometers per second.

118.91 pc
387.63 ly
182 km/s
0.056 arcsec/year
0.092 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR2140

SAO171180
SAO171180

Visibility of HR2140 from your location

Today's HR2140 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 116.3°
Max altitude: 12.2°
Azimuth: 243.7°