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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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Below the horizon.  Rise: 8:58 | Tran: 13:02 | Set: 17:06
Altitude: -49.0°   Azimuth: 55.2°   Direction: North-East

HR2271 is a variable sub-giant star of spectral class B4 in the constellation of Canis Major.

HR2271 visual magnitude is 5.81. Because of its faintness, HR2271 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2271

Finder chart HR2271 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2271.

HR2271 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 HR2271 are provided in the following table:

06h 18m 59s
-20° 55’ 33”
Canis Major
Image of HR2271 star
DSS2 image of HR2271. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2271 during the next 100000 years (-15.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -15.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2271


and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2271 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2271. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR2271 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2271 is distant 1,841.81 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 31 kilometers per second.

564.97 pc
1,841.81 ly
31 km/s
-0.009 arcsec/year
-0.009 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR2271


Visibility of HR2271 from your location

Today's HR2271 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 110.9°
Max altitude: 17.6°
Azimuth: 249.1°