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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:37  
clear_day Transit: 11:46  
SunsetSet: 15:55 south
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Altitude: -27.6°   Azimuth: 352.1°   Direction: North

HR2208 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Orion.

HR2208 visual magnitude is 6.45. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2208 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 HR2208:


HR2208 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -27.6°
Azimuth: 352.1°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2208

HR2208 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 HR2208 are provided in the following table:

06h 13m 12s
+10° 37’ 38”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2208 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2208 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2208.

Visibility of HR2208 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 HR2208 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: 79.4°
Max altitude: 49.1°
Azimuth: 280.6°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2208

The image below is a photograph of HR2208 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 HR2208 is 0.092 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.285 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2208 star
DSS2 image of HR2208. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2208 during the next 1000 years (1.53 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.75 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2208 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2208 is distant 59.06 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

18.12 pc
59.06 ly
3 km/s
0.092 arcsec/year
-0.285 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2208

HR2208 belongs to spectral class G2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2208 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2208. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2208