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Altitude: -20.7°   Azimuth: 178.6°   Direction: South

HR2274 is a multiple hypergiant star in the constellation of Pictor.

HR2274 visual magnitude is 6.43. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2274 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 HR2274:


HR2274 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -20.7°
Azimuth: 178.6°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2274

HR2274 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 HR2274 are provided in the following table:

06h 16m 18s
-59° 12’ 48”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2274 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2274 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2274.

Visibility of HR2274 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

HR2274 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2274

The image below is a photograph of HR2274 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 HR2274 is -0.057 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.325 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2274 star
DSS2 image of HR2274. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2274 during the next 1000 years (-0.95 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.42 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2274 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2274 is distant 118.55 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

36.36 pc
118.55 ly
-3 km/s
-0.057 arcsec/year
-0.325 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2274

HR2274 belongs to spectral class G0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2274 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2274. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR2274 star system properties

HR2274 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR2274 double sysyem:

38.3 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR2274

Wo 9209 A