HR2146 is a double bright giant star in the constellation of Auriga.
HR2146 visual magnitude is 6.08. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2146 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 HR2146:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2146
HR2146 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 HR2146 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2146 in the sky:
Visibility of HR2146 from your location
Today's HR2146 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2146
The image below is a photograph of HR2146 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 HR2146 is 0.015 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR2146 from the Sun and relative movement
HR2146 is distant 893.15 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 36 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR2146
HR2146 belongs to spectral class M3 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2146 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR2146 star system properties
HR2146 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 HR2146 double sysyem: