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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 41.0°   Azimuth: 312.6°   Direction: North-West

HR2291 is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Lynx.

HR2291 visual magnitude is 5.64. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2291 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 HR2291:


HR2291 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 41.0°
Azimuth: 312.6°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2291

HR2291 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2291 are provided in the following table:

06h 26m 25s
+56° 17’ 05”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2291 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2291 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2291.

Visibility of HR2291 from your location

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

HR2291 is circumpolar and transits at 13:31 UTC (altitude: 85.2°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2291

The image below is a photograph of HR2291 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 HR2291 is -0.026 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.022 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2291 star
DSS2 image of HR2291. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2291 during the next 10000 years (-4.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2291 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2291 is distant 271.44 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

83.26 pc
271.44 ly
-10 km/s
-0.026 arcsec/year
0.022 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2291

HR2291 belongs to spectral class A3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2291 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2291. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2291