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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:15 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:56
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HR2242

Below the horizon.  Rise: 6:53 | Tran: 11:01 | Set: 15:09
Alt: -18.25°   Az: 260.10°   Direction: West

HR2242 is a hypergiant star of spectral class K0 in the constellation of Canis Major.

HR2242 visual magnitude is 5.91. Because of its faintness, HR2242 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Image of HR2242 star
DSS2 image of HR2242. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2242 during the next 10000 years (0.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 5.00 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

06h 16m 11s
-20° 16’ 53”
06h 16m 27s
12h 32m 39s

J2000

06h 15m 08s
-20° 16’ 19”

Galactic Coordinates

227.51°
-16.84°

Finder Chart

Finder chart HR2242 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2242.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

5.91
Hypergiant

-1.36
K0
4086K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2242 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2242. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

HR2242 is distant 928.77 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 52 kilometers per second.

284.90
928.77
52 km/s
0.005 arcsec/y
0.03"/y

Alternative Designations

SAO171458
SAO171458

Visibility from Your Location

Today's HR2242 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 110.3°
Max altitude: 18.2°
Azimuth: 249.7°