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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:55  
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Altitude: 43.3°   Azimuth: 191.3°   Direction: South-South-West

HR222 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Pisces.

HR222 visual magnitude is 5.75. Because of its reltive faintness, HR222 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 HR222:


HR222 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 43.3°
Azimuth: 191.3°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR222

HR222 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 HR222 are provided in the following table:

00h 48m 23s
+05° 16’ 50”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR222 in the sky:

Finder chart HR222 star
Simplified finder chart for HR222.

Visibility of HR222 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 HR222 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: 84.7°
Max altitude: 43.8°
Azimuth: 275.3°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR222

The image below is a photograph of HR222 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 HR222 is 0.758 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -1.146 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR222 star
DSS2 image of HR222. The red arrow shows the motion of HR222 during the next 100 years (1.26 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.91 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR222 from the Sun and relative movement

HR222 is distant 24.32 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.

7.46 pc
24.32 ly
-13 km/s
0.758 arcsec/year
-1.146 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR222

HR222 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR222 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR222. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR222 star system properties

HR222 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR222 double sysyem:

181.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR222