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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
sunny   (Daytime)   What's Visible Now?


Above the horizon.  Rise: 8:39 | Tran: 13:19 | Set: 17:58
Altitude: 23.3°   Azimuth: 175.2°   Direction: South

HR2303 is a star of spectral class K2 in the constellation of Canis Major.

HR2303 visual magnitude is 6.24. Because of its faintness, HR2303 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2303

Finder chart HR2303 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2303.

HR2303 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 HR2303 are provided in the following table:

06h 23m 45s
-15° 04’ 18”
Canis Major
Image of HR2303 star
DSS2 image of HR2303. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2303 during the next 10000 years (-2.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2303



The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2303 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2303. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of HR2303 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2303 is distant 1,574.88 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 37 kilometers per second.

483.09 pc
1,574.88 ly
37 km/s
-0.015 arcsec/year
-0.007 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR2303


Visibility of HR2303 from your location

Today's HR2303 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 105.1°
Max altitude: 23.4°
Azimuth: 254.9°