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HR2406

HR2406 is a giant star in the constellation of Monoceros.

HR2406 visual magnitude is 5.88. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2406 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 HR2406:

5.88
Giant
HR2406 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 48°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2406

HR2406 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 HR2406 are provided in the following table:

06h 35m 17s
+09° 59’ 17”
202.21°
Monoceros

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2406 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2406 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2406.

Visibility of HR2406 from your location

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

Today's HR2406 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 80.0°
Max altitude: 48.5°
Azimuth: 280.0°
HR2406 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2406

The image below is a photograph of HR2406 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 HR2406 is -0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2406 star
DSS2 image of HR2406. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2406 during the next 10000 years (-0.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2406 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2406 is distant 1,582.52 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 39 kilometers per second.

485.44 pc
1,582.52 ly
39 km/s
-0.001 arcsec/year
-0.01 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2406

HR2406 belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-2.55
K4III
3779K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2406 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2406. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2406

SAO95870
SAO95870