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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:03  ☀️ Transit: 12:06  🌅 Sunset: 18:09


HR2224 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Monoceros.

HR2224 visual magnitude is 5.83. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2224 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 HR2224:

HR2224 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 28°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2224

HR2224 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 HR2224 are provided in the following table:

06h 14m 36s
-04° 34’ 05”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2224 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2224 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2224.

Visibility of HR2224 from your location

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

Today's HR2224 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 94.6°
Max altitude: 34.0°
Azimuth: 265.4°
HR2224 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2224

The image below is a photograph of HR2224 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 HR2224 is -0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2224 star
DSS2 image of HR2224. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2224 during the next 100000 years (-13.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 10.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2224 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2224 is distant 617.42 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.

189.39 pc
617.42 ly
20 km/s
-0.008 arcsec/year
0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2224

HR2224 belongs to spectral class B5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2224 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2224. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR2224 star system properties

HR2224 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR2224 double sysyem:

1.7 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR2224