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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 5:43  
clear_day Transit: 12:56  
SunsetSet: 20:10
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Altitude: 1.3°   Azimuth: 171.7°   Direction: South

HR2316 is a multiple giant star in the constellation of Columba.

HR2316 visual magnitude is 5.62. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2316 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR2316 is -0.015 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.055 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2316 star
DSS2 image of HR2316. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2316 during the next 10000 years (-2.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 9.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2316


HR2316 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 1.3°
Azimuth: 171.7°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2316

HR2316 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 HR2316 are provided in the following table:

06h 24m 01s
-36° 42’ 28”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2316 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2316 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2316.

Visibility of HR2316 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 HR2316 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: 126.7°
Max altitude: 1.8°
Azimuth: 233.3°

Distance of HR2316 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2316 is distant 308.13 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 53 kilometers per second.

94.52 pc
308.13 ly
53 km/s
-0.015 arcsec/year
0.055 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2316

HR2316 belongs to spectral class G6 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2316 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2316. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR2316 star system properties

HR2316 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR2316 double sysyem:

64.8 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR2316