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HR2203 is a variable bright giant star in the constellation of Columba.

HR2203 visual magnitude is 5.58. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2203 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 HR2203:

Bright giant
HR2203 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2203

HR2203 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 HR2203 are provided in the following table:

06h 10m 10s
-40° 21’ 12”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2203 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2203 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2203.

Visibility of HR2203 from your location

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

HR2203 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2203

The image below is a photograph of HR2203 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 HR2203 is -0.026 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.076 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2203 star
DSS2 image of HR2203. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2203 during the next 10000 years (-4.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 12.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2203 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2203 is distant 853.40 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.

261.78 pc
853.40 ly
-19 km/s
-0.026 arcsec/year
0.076 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2203

HR2203 belongs to spectral class M2 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2203 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2203. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2203