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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:48  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:34
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Altitude: 4.6°   Azimuth: 81.2°   Direction: East

HR2259 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Orion.

HR2259 visual magnitude is 6.24. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2259 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 HR2259 is 0.03 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.044 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2259 star
DSS2 image of HR2259. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2259 during the next 10000 years (5.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2259


HR2259 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 4.6°
Azimuth: 81.2°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2259

HR2259 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 HR2259 are provided in the following table:

06h 18m 40s
+09° 02’ 49”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2259 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2259 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2259.

Visibility of HR2259 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 HR2259 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: 81.0°
Max altitude: 47.6°
Azimuth: 279.0°

Distance of HR2259 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2259 is distant 346.07 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

106.16 pc
346.07 ly
-14 km/s
0.03 arcsec/year
-0.044 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2259

HR2259 belongs to spectral class K0


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2259 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2259. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2259