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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:48  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:34
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Altitude: -39.6°   Azimuth: 97.9°   Direction: East

HR2279 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Columba.

HR2279 visual magnitude is 5.78. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2279 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR2279 is 0.014 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2279 star
DSS2 image of HR2279. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2279 during the next 10000 years (2.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2279


HR2279 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -39.6°
Azimuth: 97.9°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2279

HR2279 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 HR2279 are provided in the following table:

06h 19m 41s
-34° 23’ 48”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2279 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2279 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2279.

Visibility of HR2279 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 HR2279 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: 124.4°
Max altitude: 4.1°
Azimuth: 235.6°

Distance of HR2279 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2279 is distant 395.63 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.

121.36 pc
395.63 ly
26 km/s
0.014 arcsec/year
0.001 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2279

HR2279 belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2279 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2279. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2279