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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:43  
clear_day Transit: 11:47  
SunsetSet: 15:52 south
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Altitude: -2.0°   Azimuth: 33.4°   Direction: North-North-East

HR2272 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Auriga.

HR2272 visual magnitude is 6.43. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2272 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 HR2272:


HR2272 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -2.0°
Azimuth: 33.4°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2272

HR2272 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2272 are provided in the following table:

06h 21m 12s
+29° 32’ 27”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2272 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2272 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2272.

Visibility of HR2272 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 HR2272 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: 60.5°
Max altitude: 68.1°
Azimuth: 299.5°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2272

The image below is a photograph of HR2272 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 HR2272 is 0.035 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.039 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2272 star
DSS2 image of HR2272. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2272 during the next 10000 years (5.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2272 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2272 is distant 338.17 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

103.73 pc
338.17 ly
21 km/s
0.035 arcsec/year
-0.039 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2272

HR2272 belongs to spectral class A1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2272 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2272. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2272