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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:51  
clear_day Transit: 11:50  
SunsetSet: 15:49 south
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Altitude: 0.3°   Azimuth: 119.2°   Direction: East-South-East

HR2359 is a star in the constellation of Canis Major.

HR2359 visual magnitude is 5.77. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2359 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 HR2359:


HR2359 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 0.3°
Azimuth: 119.2°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2359

HR2359 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 HR2359 are provided in the following table:

06h 28m 37s
-17° 27’ 57”
Canis Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2359 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2359 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2359.

Visibility of HR2359 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 HR2359 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: 107.5°
Max altitude: 21.1°
Azimuth: 252.5°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2359

The image below is a photograph of HR2359 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 HR2359 is -0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2359 star
DSS2 image of HR2359. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2359 during the next 100000 years (-11.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 6.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2359 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2359 is distant 423.93 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.

130.04 pc
423.93 ly
18 km/s
-0.007 arcsec/year
0.004 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2359

HR2359 belongs to spectral class G5


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2359 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2359. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2359