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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

HR2284

HR2284 is a variable and multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Canis Major.

HR2284 visual magnitude is 5.64. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2284 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 HR2284:

5.64
Main-sequence
HR2284 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2284

HR2284 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 HR2284 are provided in the following table:

06h 21m 24s
-11° 46’ 23”
220.17°
-11.94°
Canis Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2284 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2284 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2284.

Visibility of HR2284 from your location

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

Today's HR2284 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 101.8°
Max altitude: 26.7°
Azimuth: 258.2°
HR2284 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2284

The image below is a photograph of HR2284 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 HR2284 is -0.009 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2284 star
DSS2 image of HR2284. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2284 during the next 100000 years (-15.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2284 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2284 is distant 1,671.79 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

512.82 pc
1,671.79 ly
16 km/s
-0.009 arcsec/year
-0.005 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2284

HR2284 belongs to spectral class B1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.

-2.91
B1V
10382K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2284 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2284. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR2284 star system properties

HR2284 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR2284 double sysyem:

5.64
9.84
4.2
4.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR2284

SAO151401
SAO151401