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HR2162

Altitude: -84.4°   Azimuth: 300.1°   Direction: West-North-West

HR2162 is a variable and double main-sequence star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR2162 visual magnitude is 6.58. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2162 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 HR2162:

6.58
Main-sequence

HR2162 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -84.4°
Azimuth: 300.1°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2162

HR2162 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 HR2162 are provided in the following table:

06h 04m 46s
-48° 27’ 30”
255.9°
-27.43°
Puppis

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2162 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2162 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2162.

Visibility of HR2162 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

HR2162 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2162

The image below is a photograph of HR2162 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 HR2162 is -0.092 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.038 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2162 star
DSS2 image of HR2162. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2162 during the next 1000 years (-1.53 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.63 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2162 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2162 is distant 96.91 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.

29.73 pc
96.91 ly
23 km/s
-0.092 arcsec/year
-0.038 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2162

HR2162 belongs to spectral class G6 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.

4.21
G6V
5534K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2162 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2162. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR2162 star system properties

HR2162 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of medium or large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR2162 double sysyem:

6.58
6.88
0.3
2.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR2162

SAO217708
SAO217708