HR2251 is a variable and multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Orion.
HR2251 visual magnitude is 5.71. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2251 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 HR2251:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2251
HR2251 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 HR2251 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2251 in the sky:
Visibility of HR2251 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's HR2251 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 HR2251
The image below is a photograph of HR2251 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 HR2251 is -0.216 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.159 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR2251 from the Sun and relative movement
HR2251 is distant 62.98 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR2251
HR2251 belongs to spectral class F9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2251 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR2251 star system properties
HR2251 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR2251 double sysyem: