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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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SunsetSet: 15:50 south
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Altitude: 15.6°   Azimuth: 52.1°   Direction: North-East

HR2141 is a double hypergiant star in the constellation of Auriga.

HR2141 visual magnitude is 6.12. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2141 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 HR2141:


HR2141 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 15.6°
Azimuth: 52.1°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2141

HR2141 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 HR2141 are provided in the following table:

06h 06m 08s
+35° 23’ 15”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2141 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2141 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2141.

Visibility of HR2141 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 HR2141 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: 54.6°
Max altitude: 73.9°
Azimuth: 305.4°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2141

The image below is a photograph of HR2141 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 HR2141 is -0.131 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.302 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2141 star
DSS2 image of HR2141. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2141 during the next 1000 years (-2.18 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.03 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2141 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2141 is distant 86.02 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

26.39 pc
86.02 ly
-12 km/s
-0.131 arcsec/year
-0.302 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2141

HR2141 belongs to spectral class G0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2141 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2141. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR2141 star system properties

HR2141 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR2141 double sysyem:

122 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR2141

Gl 226.3