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clear_day Transit: 12:12  
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Altitude: 2.9°   Azimuth: 226.0°   Direction: South-West

HR2163 is a double star in the constellation of Lepus.

HR2163 visual magnitude is 5.47. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2163 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 HR2163 is -0.023 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.023 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2163 star
DSS2 image of HR2163. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2163 during the next 10000 years (-3.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2163


HR2163 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 2.9°
Azimuth: 226.0°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2163

HR2163 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 HR2163 are provided in the following table:

06h 06m 32s
-23° 06’ 38”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2163 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2163 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2163.

Visibility of HR2163 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 HR2163 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: 113.1°
Max altitude: 15.4°
Azimuth: 246.9°

Distance of HR2163 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2163 is distant 475.22 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

145.77 pc
475.22 ly
-15 km/s
-0.023 arcsec/year
-0.023 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2163

HR2163 belongs to spectral class A HR2163 is also a so called metallic star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2163 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2163. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR2163 star system properties

HR2163 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 HR2163 double sysyem:

44.3 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR2163