HR2196 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Pictor.
HR2196 visual magnitude is 5.05. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2196 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 HR2196:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2196
HR2196 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2196 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2196 in the sky:
Visibility of HR2196 from your location
HR2196 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2196
The image below is a photograph of HR2196 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 HR2196 is 0.018 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.072 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR2196 from the Sun and relative movement
HR2196 is distant 393.72 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR2196
HR2196 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2196 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.