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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:40  
clear_day Transit: 11:47  
SunsetSet: 15:53 south
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Altitude: -25.6°   Azimuth: 7.9°   Direction: North

HR2287 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Orion.

HR2287 visual magnitude is 6. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2287 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 HR2287:


HR2287 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -25.6°
Azimuth: 7.9°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2287

HR2287 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 HR2287 are provided in the following table:

06h 22m 36s
+12° 34’ 12”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2287 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2287 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2287.

Visibility of HR2287 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 HR2287 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: 77.4°
Max altitude: 51.1°
Azimuth: 282.6°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2287

The image below is a photograph of HR2287 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 HR2287 is -0.033 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.037 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2287 star
DSS2 image of HR2287. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2287 during the next 10000 years (-5.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2287 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2287 is distant 205.42 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

63.01 pc
205.42 ly
21 km/s
-0.033 arcsec/year
-0.037 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2287

HR2287 belongs to spectral class F0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2287 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2287. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2287