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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 41.0°   Azimuth: 0.1°   Direction: North

HR2401 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

HR2401 visual magnitude is 5.45. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2401 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 HR2401:


HR2401 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 41.0°
Azimuth: 0.1°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2401

HR2401 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 HR2401 are provided in the following table:

06h 46m 14s
+79° 33’ 52”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2401 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2401 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2401.

Visibility of HR2401 from your location

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

HR2401 is circumpolar and transits at 13:27 UTC (altitude: 61.9°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2401

The image below is a photograph of HR2401 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 HR2401 is -0.102 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.604 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2401 star
DSS2 image of HR2401. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2401 during the next 1000 years (-1.70 arcmin in Right Ascension and -10.07 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2401 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2401 is distant 58.19 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.

17.85 pc
58.19 ly
13 km/s
-0.102 arcsec/year
-0.604 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2401

HR2401 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 HR2401 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2401. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2401

Gl 240.1