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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

HR2311

HR2311 is a giant star in the constellation of Canis Major.

HR2311 visual magnitude is 5.63. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2311 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 HR2311:

5.63
Giant
HR2311 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2311

HR2311 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2311 are provided in the following table:

06h 23m 55s
-25° 34’ 40”
233.44°
-17.04°
Canis Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2311 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2311 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2311.

Visibility of HR2311 from your location

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

Today's HR2311 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 115.6°
Max altitude: 12.9°
Azimuth: 244.4°
HR2311 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2311

The image below is a photograph of HR2311 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 HR2311 is 0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.042 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2311 star
DSS2 image of HR2311. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2311 during the next 10000 years (1.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2311 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2311 is distant 696.58 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 34 kilometers per second.

213.68 pc
696.58 ly
34 km/s
0.008 arcsec/year
-0.042 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2311

HR2311 belongs to spectral class K5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-1.02
K5III
3705K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2311 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2311. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2311

SAO171688
SAO171688