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HR2396

Altitude: 33.9°   Azimuth: 353.4°   Direction: North

HR2396 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

HR2396 visual magnitude is 5.92. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2396 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 HR2396:

5.92
Hypergiant

HR2396 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 33.9°
Azimuth: 353.4°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2396

HR2396 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2396 are provided in the following table:

06h 40m 32s
+71° 44’ 56”
143.09°
24.82°
Camelopardalis

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2396 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2396 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2396.

Visibility of HR2396 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

HR2396 is circumpolar and transits at 13:22 UTC (altitude: 69.7°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2396

The image below is a photograph of HR2396 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 HR2396 is -0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.015 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2396 star
DSS2 image of HR2396. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2396 during the next 10000 years (-0.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2396 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2396 is distant 662.60 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.

203.25 pc
662.60 ly
-23 km/s
-0.002 arcsec/year
0.015 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2396

HR2396 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.

-0.62
K0III
4328K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2396 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2396. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2396

SAO5925
SAO5925