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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:42  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:40
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Altitude: 8.3°   Azimuth: 215.9°   Direction: South-West

HR2254 is a double hypergiant star in the constellation of Canis Major.

HR2254 visual magnitude is 6.07. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2254 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR2254 is 0.119 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.251 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2254 star
DSS2 image of HR2254. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2254 during the next 1000 years (1.98 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.18 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2254


HR2254 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 8.3°
Azimuth: 215.9°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2254

HR2254 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 HR2254 are provided in the following table:

06h 17m 03s
-22° 42’ 53”
Canis Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2254 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2254 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2254.

Visibility of HR2254 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 HR2254 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: 112.7°
Max altitude: 15.8°
Azimuth: 247.3°

Distance of HR2254 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2254 is distant 130.09 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

39.90 pc
130.09 ly
-4 km/s
0.119 arcsec/year
-0.251 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2254

HR2254 belongs to spectral class G0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2254 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2254. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR2254 star system properties

HR2254 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR2254 double sysyem:

47.6 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR2254