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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]


HR2248 is a giant star in the constellation of Orion.

HR2248 visual magnitude is 6.57. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2248 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 HR2248:

HR2248 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2248

HR2248 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 HR2248 are provided in the following table:

06h 16m 58s
+07° 03’ 11”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2248 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2248 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2248.

Visibility of HR2248 from your location

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

Today's HR2248 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 82.9°
Max altitude: 45.6°
Azimuth: 277.1°
HR2248 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2248

The image below is a photograph of HR2248 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 HR2248 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 HR2248 star
DSS2 image of HR2248. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2248 during the next 10000 years (-1.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2248 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2248 is distant 1,230.19 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 41 kilometers per second.

377.36 pc
1,230.19 ly
41 km/s
-0.011 arcsec/year
0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2248

HR2248 belongs to spectral class B7 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2248 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2248. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2248