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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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HR2156

Altitude: -3.3°   Azimuth: 234.1°   Direction: South-West

HR2156 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Lepus.

HR2156 visual magnitude is 6.95. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2156 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 HR2156 is 0.024 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.018 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2156 star
DSS2 image of HR2156. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2156 during the next 10000 years (4.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2156

6.95
Giant

HR2156 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -3.3°
Azimuth: 234.1°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2156

HR2156 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 HR2156 are provided in the following table:

06h 05m 45s
-24° 11’ 44”
230.46°
-20.34°
Lepus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2156 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2156 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2156.

Visibility of HR2156 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 HR2156 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: 114.2°
Max altitude: 14.3°
Azimuth: 245.8°

Distance of HR2156 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2156 is distant 898.07 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

275.48 pc
898.07 ly
12 km/s
0.024 arcsec/year
-0.018 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2156

HR2156 belongs to spectral class M6 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-0.25
M6III
3608K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2156 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2156. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2156

SAO171222
SAO171222