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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

HR2244

HR2244 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Canis Major.

HR2244 visual magnitude is 5.01. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2244 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 HR2244:

5.01
Main-sequence
HR2244 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2244

HR2244 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 HR2244 are provided in the following table:

06h 15m 44s
-13° 43’ 05”
221.37°
-14.02°
Canis Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2244 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2244 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2244.

Visibility of HR2244 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's HR2244 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 103.7°
Max altitude: 24.8°
Azimuth: 256.3°
HR2244 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2244

The image below is a photograph of HR2244 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 HR2244 is 0.011 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2244 star
DSS2 image of HR2244. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2244 during the next 10000 years (1.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2244 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2244 is distant 374.71 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 38 kilometers per second.

114.94 pc
374.71 ly
38 km/s
0.011 arcsec/year
-0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2244

HR2244 belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.

-0.29
B9V
11247K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2244 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2244. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2244

SAO151283
SAO151283