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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:44  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:38
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HR2318

Altitude: -13.2°   Azimuth: 120.0°   Direction: East-South-East

HR2318 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Canis Major.

HR2318 visual magnitude is 6.39. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2318 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 HR2318 is -0.159 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.115 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2318 star
DSS2 image of HR2318. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2318 during the next 1000 years (-2.65 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.92 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2318

6.39
Sub-giant

HR2318 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -13.2°
Azimuth: 120.0°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2318

HR2318 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 HR2318 are provided in the following table:

06h 24m 43s
-28° 46’ 48”
236.62°
-18.07°
Canis Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2318 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2318 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2318.

Visibility of HR2318 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 HR2318 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: 118.8°
Max altitude: 9.7°
Azimuth: 241.2°

Distance of HR2318 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2318 is distant 71.84 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

22.04 pc
71.84 ly
-5 km/s
-0.159 arcsec/year
-0.115 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2318

HR2318 belongs to spectral class G2 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.

4.67
G2IV
5890K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2318 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2318. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2318

SAO171711
SAO171711