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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:47  
clear_day Transit: 11:49  
SunsetSet: 15:50 south
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Altitude: -3.5°   Azimuth: 136.2°   Direction: South-East

HR2252 is a giant star in the constellation of Canis Major.

HR2252 visual magnitude is 6.67. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2252 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 HR2252:


HR2252 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -3.5°
Azimuth: 136.2°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2252

HR2252 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2252 are provided in the following table:

06h 15m 57s
-29° 47’ 17”
Canis Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2252 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2252 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2252.

Visibility of HR2252 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 HR2252 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: 119.8°
Max altitude: 8.7°
Azimuth: 240.2°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2252

The image below is a photograph of HR2252 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 HR2252 is 0.004 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 HR2252 star
DSS2 image of HR2252. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2252 during the next 100000 years (6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 13.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2252 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2252 is distant 661.26 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 36 kilometers per second.

202.84 pc
661.26 ly
36 km/s
0.004 arcsec/year
0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2252

HR2252 belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2252 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2252. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2252