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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:36  ☀️ Transit: 13:02  🌅 Sunset: 19:29


HR2280 is a variable and double main-sequence star in the constellation of Monoceros.

HR2280 visual magnitude is 6.31. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2280 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 HR2280:

HR2280 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 13°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2280

HR2280 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 HR2280 are provided in the following table:

06h 21m 25s
+02° 16’ 06”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2280 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2280 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2280.

Visibility of HR2280 from your location

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

Today's HR2280 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 87.7°
Max altitude: 40.8°
Azimuth: 272.3°
HR2280 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2280

The image below is a photograph of HR2280 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 HR2280 is -0.016 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.026 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2280 star
DSS2 image of HR2280. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2280 during the next 10000 years (-2.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2280 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2280 is distant 334.02 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 28 kilometers per second.

102.46 pc
334.02 ly
-28 km/s
-0.016 arcsec/year
-0.026 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2280

HR2280 belongs to spectral class A4 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2280 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2280. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR2280 star system properties

HR2280 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR2280 double sysyem:

0.3 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR2280