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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:43  
clear_day Transit: 11:47  
SunsetSet: 15:52 south
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Altitude: -62.0°   Azimuth: 349.0°   Direction: North

HR2225 is a star in the constellation of Canis Major.

HR2225 visual magnitude is 6.39. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2225 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 HR2225:


HR2225 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -62.0°
Azimuth: 349.0°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2225

HR2225 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 HR2225 are provided in the following table:

06h 13m 45s
-23° 51’ 42”
Canis Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2225 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2225 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2225.

Visibility of HR2225 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 HR2225 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: 113.9°
Max altitude: 14.7°
Azimuth: 246.1°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2225

The image below is a photograph of HR2225 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 HR2225 is -0.069 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.118 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2225 star
DSS2 image of HR2225. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2225 during the next 1000 years (-1.15 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.97 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2225 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2225 is distant 54.42 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

16.69 pc
54.42 ly
22 km/s
-0.069 arcsec/year
0.118 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2225

HR2225 belongs to spectral class G5


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2225 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2225. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2225