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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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Altitude: 6.2°   Azimuth: 243.2°   Direction: West-South-West

HR2161 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Lepus.

HR2161 visual magnitude is 6.66. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2161 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 HR2161 is -0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2161 star
DSS2 image of HR2161. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2161 during the next 100000 years (-3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2161


HR2161 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 6.2°
Azimuth: 243.2°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2161

HR2161 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 HR2161 are provided in the following table:

06h 06m 51s
-11° 10’ 24”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2161 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2161 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2161.

Visibility of HR2161 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 HR2161 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: 101.2°
Max altitude: 27.3°
Azimuth: 258.8°

Distance of HR2161 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2161 is distant 1,613.86 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.

495.05 pc
1,613.86 ly
13 km/s
-0.002 arcsec/year
0.001 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2161

HR2161 belongs to spectral class B3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2161 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2161. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2161