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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:45
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Altitude: -38.3°   Azimuth: 303.6°   Direction: West-North-West

HR2379 is a double giant star in the constellation of Canis Major.

HR2379 visual magnitude is 5.15. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2379 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 HR2379 is 0.04 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.016 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2379 star
DSS2 image of HR2379. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2379 during the next 10000 years (6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2379


HR2379 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -38.3°
Azimuth: 303.6°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2379

HR2379 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 HR2379 are provided in the following table:

06h 31m 23s
-12° 23’ 30”
Canis Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2379 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2379 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2379.

Visibility of HR2379 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 HR2379 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: 102.4°
Max altitude: 26.1°
Azimuth: 257.6°

Distance of HR2379 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2379 is distant 342.80 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.

105.15 pc
342.80 ly
17 km/s
0.04 arcsec/year
-0.016 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2379

HR2379 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2379 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2379. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR2379 star system properties

HR2379 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR2379 double sysyem:

14.8 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR2379