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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:35  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:45
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Altitude: -52.0°   Azimuth: 89.3°   Direction: East

HR2263 is a giant star in the constellation of Columba.

HR2263 visual magnitude is 5.53. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2263 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 HR2263 is 0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.081 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2263 star
DSS2 image of HR2263. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2263 during the next 10000 years (0.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 13.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2263


HR2263 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -52.0°
Azimuth: 89.3°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2263

HR2263 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 HR2263 are provided in the following table:

06h 17m 01s
-37° 44’ 14”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2263 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2263 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2263.

Visibility of HR2263 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 HR2263 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: 127.7°
Max altitude: 0.8°
Azimuth: 232.3°

Distance of HR2263 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2263 is distant 302.41 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 67 kilometers per second.

92.76 pc
302.41 ly
67 km/s
0.002 arcsec/year
0.081 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2263

HR2263 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2263 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2263. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2263