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HR2213 is a giant star in the constellation of Canis Major.

HR2213 visual magnitude is 6.52. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2213 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 HR2213:

HR2213 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2213

HR2213 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 HR2213 are provided in the following table:

06h 12m 46s
-17° 45’ 47”
Canis Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2213 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2213 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2213.

Visibility of HR2213 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 HR2213 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: 107.8°
Max altitude: 20.8°
Azimuth: 252.2°
HR2213 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2213

The image below is a photograph of HR2213 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 HR2213 is -0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.017 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2213 star
DSS2 image of HR2213. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2213 during the next 10000 years (-1.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2213 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2213 is distant 936.78 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

287.36 pc
936.78 ly
8 km/s
-0.008 arcsec/year
0.017 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2213

HR2213 belongs to spectral class B3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2213 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2213. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2213