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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 5:52  ☀️ Transit: 12:04  🌅 Sunset: 18:18


HR2188 is a giant star in the constellation of Auriga.

HR2188 visual magnitude is 6.04. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2188 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 HR2188:

HR2188 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 51°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2188

HR2188 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2188 are provided in the following table:

06h 13m 45s
+51° 10’ 20”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2188 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2188 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2188.

Visibility of HR2188 from your location

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

HR2188 is circumpolar and transits at 18:01 UTC (altitude: 89.7°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2188

The image below is a photograph of HR2188 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 HR2188 is -0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.065 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2188 star
DSS2 image of HR2188. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2188 during the next 10000 years (-1.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -10.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2188 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2188 is distant 403.47 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

123.76 pc
403.47 ly
11 km/s
-0.007 arcsec/year
-0.065 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2188

HR2188 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2188 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2188. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2188