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 skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about HR2259:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2259 in the sky:
Visibility of HR2259 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2259
The image below is a photograph of HR2259 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 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.
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.
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.