HR2278 is a giant star in the constellation of Carina.
HR2278 visual magnitude is 6.41. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2278 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 HR2278:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2278
HR2278 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 HR2278 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2278 in the sky:
Visibility of HR2278 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2278
The image below is a photograph of HR2278 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 HR2278 is 0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR2278 from the Sun and relative movement
HR2278 is distant 857.89 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR2278
HR2278 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2278 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.