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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: -49.2°   Azimuth: 135.8°   Direction: South-East

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 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.

Image of HR2196 star
DSS2 image of HR2196. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2196 during the next 10000 years (3.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -12.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2196


HR2196 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -49.2°
Azimuth: 135.8°
Direction: South-East

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 hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2196 are provided in the following table:

06h 07m 03s
-62° 09’ 16”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2196 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2196 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2196.

Visibility of HR2196 from your location

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

HR2196 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

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.

120.77 pc
393.72 ly
22 km/s
0.018 arcsec/year
-0.072 arcsec/year

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 HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2196. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2196