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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:38  
clear_day Transit: 11:46  
SunsetSet: 15:54 south
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Altitude: -20.8°   Azimuth: 325.7°   Direction: North-West

HR2276 is a giant star in the constellation of Orion.

HR2276 visual magnitude is 6.54. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2276 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 HR2276:


HR2276 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -20.8°
Azimuth: 325.7°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2276

HR2276 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 HR2276 are provided in the following table:

06h 20m 52s
+11° 45’ 23”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2276 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2276 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2276.

Visibility of HR2276 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 HR2276 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: 78.2°
Max altitude: 50.3°
Azimuth: 281.8°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2276

The image below is a photograph of HR2276 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 HR2276 is 0.023 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2276 star
DSS2 image of HR2276. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2276 during the next 10000 years (3.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2276 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2276 is distant 21,733.33 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.

6,666.67 pc
21,733.33 ly
19 km/s
0.023 arcsec/year
0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2276

HR2276 belongs to spectral class B5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2276 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2276. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2276