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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:42  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:40
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Altitude: -36.1°   Azimuth: 103.8°   Direction: East-South-East

HR2160 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Columba.

HR2160 visual magnitude is 5.8. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2160 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR2160 is 0.007 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 HR2160 star
DSS2 image of HR2160. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2160 during the next 10000 years (1.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2160


HR2160 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -36.1°
Azimuth: 103.8°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2160

HR2160 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 HR2160 are provided in the following table:

06h 05m 27s
-35° 30’ 48”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2160 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2160 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2160.

Visibility of HR2160 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 HR2160 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: 125.5°
Max altitude: 3.0°
Azimuth: 234.5°

Distance of HR2160 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2160 is distant 262.90 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.

80.65 pc
262.90 ly
24 km/s
0.007 arcsec/year
0.018 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2160

HR2160 belongs to spectral class A1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2160 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2160. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2160