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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:59  
clear_day Transit: 12:12  
SunsetSet: 17:25
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Altitude: -14.3°   Azimuth: 245.3°   Direction: West-South-West

HR2206 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Lepus.

HR2206 visual magnitude is 6.09. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2206 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 HR2206 is -0.017 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2206 star
DSS2 image of HR2206. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2206 during the next 10000 years (-2.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2206


HR2206 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -14.3°
Azimuth: 245.3°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2206

HR2206 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 HR2206 are provided in the following table:

06h 11m 13s
-26° 28’ 55”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2206 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2206 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2206.

Visibility of HR2206 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 HR2206 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: 116.5°
Max altitude: 12.0°
Azimuth: 243.5°

Distance of HR2206 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2206 is distant 674.95 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.

207.04 pc
674.95 ly
24 km/s
-0.017 arcsec/year
0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2206

HR2206 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2206 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2206. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2206