HR2268 is a variable hypergiant star in the constellation of Canis Major.
HR2268 visual magnitude is 6.06. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2268 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 HR2268:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2268
HR2268 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 HR2268 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2268 in the sky:
Visibility of HR2268 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's HR2268 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 HR2268
The image below is a photograph of HR2268 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 HR2268 is -0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.022 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR2268 from the Sun and relative movement
HR2268 is distant 737.56 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 51 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR2268
HR2268 belongs to spectral class M0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2268 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.