HR2260 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Canis Major.
HR2260 visual magnitude is 5.14. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2260 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 HR2260:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2260
HR2260 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 HR2260 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2260 in the sky:
Visibility of HR2260 from your location
Today's HR2260 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 HR2260
The image below is a photograph of HR2260 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 HR2260 is -0.011 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR2260 from the Sun and relative movement
HR2260 is distant 566.96 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR2260
HR2260 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2260 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.