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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:01  ☀️ Transit: 12:06  🌅 Sunset: 18:11


HR2179 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Monoceros.

HR2179 visual magnitude is 6.17. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2179 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 HR2179:

HR2179 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2179

HR2179 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 HR2179 are provided in the following table:

06h 09m 36s
-05° 42’ 39”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2179 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2179 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2179.

Visibility of HR2179 from your location

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

Today's HR2179 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 95.7°
Max altitude: 32.8°
Azimuth: 264.3°
HR2179 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2179

The image below is a photograph of HR2179 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 HR2179 is 0.058 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.014 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2179 star
DSS2 image of HR2179. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2179 during the next 10000 years (9.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2179 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2179 is distant 198.90 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

61.01 pc
198.90 ly
-1 km/s
0.058 arcsec/year
0.014 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2179

HR2179 belongs to spectral class F3 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2179 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2179. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2179