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Altitude: -38.7°   Azimuth: 94.4°   Direction: East

HR2307 is a giant star in the constellation of Canis Major.

HR2307 visual magnitude is 6.34. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2307 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 HR2307:


HR2307 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -38.7°
Azimuth: 94.4°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2307

HR2307 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2307 are provided in the following table:

06h 23m 14s
-31° 47’ 23”
Canis Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2307 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2307 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2307.

Visibility of HR2307 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 HR2307 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: 121.8°
Max altitude: 6.7°
Azimuth: 238.2°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2307

The image below is a photograph of HR2307 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 HR2307 is -0.056 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2307 star
DSS2 image of HR2307. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2307 during the next 10000 years (-9.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2307 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2307 is distant 332.31 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

101.94 pc
332.31 ly
15 km/s
-0.056 arcsec/year
0.013 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2307

HR2307 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2307 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2307. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2307