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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:01 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:06
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Above the horizon.  Rise: 7:18 | Tran: 11:37 | Set: 15:56
Alt: 20.01°   Az: 177.97°   Direction: South

HR2243 is a hypergiant star of spectral class K0 in the constellation of Canis Major.

HR2243 visual magnitude is 5.99. Because of its faintness, HR2243 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.

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.

Image of HR2243 star
DSS2 image of HR2243. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2243 during the next 10000 years (2.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.00 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


06h 16m 22s
-18° 29’ 09”
23h 51m 57s
06h 08m 19s


06h 15m 17s
-18° 28’ 36”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart HR2243 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2243.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2243 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2243. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

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.

63.86 pc
208.17 ly
65 km/s
0.016 arcsec/y
-0.048 "/y

Alternative Designations


Visibility from Your Location

Today's HR2243 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 108.5°
Max altitude: 20.0°
Azimuth: 251.5°