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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: -3.2°   Azimuth: 82.0°   Direction: East

HR2174 is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Orion.

HR2174 visual magnitude is 5.73. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2174 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 HR2174 is 0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.02 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2174 star
DSS2 image of HR2174. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2174 during the next 10000 years (0.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2174


HR2174 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -3.2°
Azimuth: 82.0°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2174

HR2174 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 HR2174 are provided in the following table:

06h 08m 57s
+02° 29’ 57”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2174 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2174 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2174.

Visibility of HR2174 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 HR2174 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: 87.5°
Max altitude: 41.0°
Azimuth: 272.5°

Distance of HR2174 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2174 is distant 609.35 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 34 kilometers per second.

186.92 pc
609.35 ly
34 km/s
0.004 arcsec/year
-0.02 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2174

HR2174 belongs to spectral class A3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2174 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2174. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR2174 star system properties

HR2174 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR2174 double sysyem:

29.3 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR2174