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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:00  
clear_day Transit: 12:48  
SunsetSet: 18:34 south
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Altitude: -24.0°   Azimuth: 65.4°   Direction: East-North-East

HR2202 is a variable and double star in the constellation of Monoceros.

HR2202 visual magnitude is 6.18. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2202 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 HR2202:


HR2202 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -24.0°
Azimuth: 65.4°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2202

HR2202 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 HR2202 are provided in the following table:

06h 11m 43s
-04° 39’ 56”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2202 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2202 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2202.

Visibility of HR2202 from your location

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

Today's HR2202 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 94.7°
Max altitude: 33.9°
Azimuth: 265.3°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2202

The image below is a photograph of HR2202 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 HR2202 is -0.011 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2202 star
DSS2 image of HR2202. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2202 during the next 10000 years (-1.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2202 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2202 is distant 590.58 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.

181.16 pc
590.58 ly
23 km/s
-0.011 arcsec/year
-0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2202

HR2202 belongs to spectral class B9 HR2202 is also a HgMn chemically peculiar star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2202 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2202. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR2202 star system properties

HR2202 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR2202 double sysyem:

0.8 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR2202