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north SunriseRise: 7:47  
clear_day Transit: 11:49  
SunsetSet: 15:50 south
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Altitude: 17.1°   Azimuth: 189.2°   Direction: South

HR2403 is a star in the constellation of Canis Major.

HR2403 visual magnitude is 6.4. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2403 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 HR2403:


HR2403 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 17.1°
Azimuth: 189.2°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2403

HR2403 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 HR2403 are provided in the following table:

06h 33m 26s
-20° 55’ 26”
Canis Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2403 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2403 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2403.

Visibility of HR2403 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 HR2403 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: 110.9°
Max altitude: 17.6°
Azimuth: 249.1°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2403

The image below is a photograph of HR2403 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 HR2403 is -0.03 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.026 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2403 star
DSS2 image of HR2403. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2403 during the next 10000 years (-5.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2403 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2403 is distant 368.36 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

112.99 pc
368.36 ly
-2 km/s
-0.03 arcsec/year
-0.026 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2403

HR2403 belongs to spectral class G5


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2403 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2403. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2403