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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:38  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:43
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Altitude: 27.9°   Azimuth: 211.8°   Direction: South-South-West

HR2386 is a double hypergiant star in the constellation of Monoceros.

HR2386 visual magnitude is 5.6. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2386 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 HR2386 is -0.001 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 HR2386 star
DSS2 image of HR2386. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2386 during the next 10000 years (-0.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2386


HR2386 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 27.9°
Azimuth: 211.8°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2386

HR2386 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 HR2386 are provided in the following table:

06h 32m 23s
-05° 52’ 08”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2386 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2386 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2386.

Visibility of HR2386 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 HR2386 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: 95.9°
Max altitude: 32.7°
Azimuth: 264.1°

Distance of HR2386 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2386 is distant 140.94 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

43.23 pc
140.94 ly
-21 km/s
-0.001 arcsec/year
-0.042 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2386

HR2386 belongs to spectral class F0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2386 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2386. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR2386 star system properties

HR2386 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 HR2386 double sysyem:

4.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR2386