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Altitude: -86.5°   Azimuth: 262.1°   Direction: West

HR2400 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Carina.

HR2400 visual magnitude is 5.6. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2400 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 HR2400:


HR2400 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -86.5°
Azimuth: 262.1°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2400

HR2400 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 HR2400 are provided in the following table:

06h 31m 18s
-51° 49’ 33”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2400 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2400 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2400.

Visibility of HR2400 from your location

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

HR2400 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2400

The image below is a photograph of HR2400 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 HR2400 is 0.105 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.094 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2400 star
DSS2 image of HR2400. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2400 during the next 1000 years (1.75 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.57 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2400 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2400 is distant 121.32 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

37.22 pc
121.32 ly
16 km/s
0.105 arcsec/year
0.094 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2400

HR2400 belongs to spectral class F8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2400 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2400. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2400