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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:45  
clear_day Transit: 12:57  
SunsetSet: 21:10 south
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Altitude: -65.6°   Azimuth: 30.5°   Direction: North-North-East

HR2226 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Canis Major.

HR2226 visual magnitude is 6.54. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2226 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 HR2226:


HR2226 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -65.6°
Azimuth: 30.5°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2226

HR2226 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2226 are provided in the following table:

06h 13m 33s
-29° 23’ 45”
Canis Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2226 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2226 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2226.

Visibility of HR2226 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 HR2226 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: 119.4°
Max altitude: 9.1°
Azimuth: 240.6°
HR2226 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2226

The image below is a photograph of HR2226 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 HR2226 is -0.025 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2226 star
DSS2 image of HR2226. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2226 during the next 10000 years (-4.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2226 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2226 is distant 767.06 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.

235.29 pc
767.06 ly
18 km/s
-0.025 arcsec/year
-0.013 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2226

HR2226 belongs to spectral class B7 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2226 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2226. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2226