HR2243 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Canis Major.
HR2243 visual magnitude is 5.99. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2243 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 HR2243:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2243
HR2243 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 HR2243 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2243 in the sky:
Visibility of HR2243 from your location
Today's HR2243 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2243
The image below is a photograph of HR2243 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 HR2243 is 0.016 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.048 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR2243 from the Sun and relative movement
HR2243 is distant 208.17 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 65 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR2243
HR2243 belongs to spectral class K0
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2243 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.