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HR2203

Altitude: -27.0°   Azimuth: 238.3°   Direction: West-South-West

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 skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

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);

Key facts about HR2203

5.58
Bright giant

HR2203 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -27.0°
Azimuth: 238.3°
Direction: West-South-West

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 hemisphere. 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”
247.37°
-24.63°
Columba

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 edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

HR2203 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

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.

-1.51
M2II
3541K

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

SAO217753
SAO217753