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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:58 
Sunset: 21:15
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ρ2 Eridani (rho2 Eridani)

Above the horizon.  Rise: 5:14 | Tran: 10:33 | Set: 15:53
Altitude: 27.1°   Azimuth: 207.9°   Direction: South-South-West

ρ2 Eridani is a variable and double hypergiant star of spectral class K0 in the constellation of Eridanus.

ρ2 Eridani visual magnitude is 5.32. Because of its faintness, ρ2 Eridani is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ρ2 Eridani

Finder chart ρ2 Eridani (rho2 Eridani) star
Simplified finder chart for ρ2 Eridani (rho2 Eridani).

ρ2 Eridani 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 ρ2 Eridani are provided in the following table:

03h 02m 42s
-07° 41’ 07”
Image of ρ2 Eridani (rho2 Eridani) star
DSS2 image of ρ2 Eridani. The red arrow shows the motion of ρ2 Eridani during the next 10000 years (7.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ρ2 Eridani


and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where ρ2 Eridani is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of ρ2 Eridani. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

ρ2 Eridani star system properties

ρ2 Eridani is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of medium or large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the ρ2 Eridani double sysyem:

1.9 arcsec

Distance of ρ2 Eridani from the Sun and relative movement

ρ2 Eridani is distant 257.71 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 25 kilometers per second.

79.05 pc
257.71 ly
25 km/s
0.047 arcsec/year
-0.001 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of ρ2 Eridani

ρ2 Eridani
(rho2 Eridani)

Visibility of ρ2 Eridani from your location

Today's ρ2 Eridani (rho2 Eridani) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 97.7°
Max altitude: 30.8°
Azimuth: 262.3°