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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 50.7°   Azimuth: 326.8°   Direction: North-North-West

HR2209 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

HR2209 visual magnitude is 4.8. Because of its moderate brightness, HR2209 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR2209:


HR2209 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 50.7°
Azimuth: 326.8°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2209

HR2209 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2209 are provided in the following table:

06h 18m 50s
+69° 19’ 10”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2209 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2209 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2209.

Visibility of HR2209 from your location

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

HR2209 is circumpolar and transits at 05:28 UTC (altitude: 72.2°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2209

The image below is a photograph of HR2209 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 HR2209 is 0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.107 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2209 star
DSS2 image of HR2209. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2209 during the next 1000 years (0.03 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.78 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2209 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2209 is distant 175.74 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

53.91 pc
175.74 ly
-7 km/s
0.002 arcsec/year
-0.107 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2209

HR2209 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 HR2209 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2209. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2209