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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:47  
clear_day Transit: 12:50  
SunsetSet: 18:52 south
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Altitude: -55.0°   Azimuth: 7.5°   Direction: North

HR2249 is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Canis Major.

HR2249 visual magnitude is 5.92. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2249 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 HR2249:


HR2249 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -55.0°
Azimuth: 7.5°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2249

HR2249 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 HR2249 are provided in the following table:

06h 16m 07s
-16° 37’ 04”
Canis Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2249 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2249 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2249.

Visibility of HR2249 from your location

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

Today's HR2249 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 106.6°
Max altitude: 21.9°
Azimuth: 253.4°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2249

The image below is a photograph of HR2249 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 HR2249 is -0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2249 star
DSS2 image of HR2249. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2249 during the next 100000 years (-3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 13.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2249 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2249 is distant 835.90 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

256.41 pc
835.90 ly
14 km/s
-0.002 arcsec/year
0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2249

HR2249 belongs to spectral class B2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2249 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2249. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2249