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Altitude: -42.8°   Azimuth: 214.0°   Direction: South-West

HR2408 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Dorado.

HR2408 visual magnitude is 6.29. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2408 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 HR2408:


HR2408 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -42.8°
Azimuth: 214.0°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2408

HR2408 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 HR2408 are provided in the following table:

06h 30m 02s
-65° 34’ 05”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2408 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2408 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2408.

Visibility of HR2408 from your location

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

HR2408 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2408

The image below is a photograph of HR2408 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 HR2408 is 0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.058 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2408 star
DSS2 image of HR2408. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2408 during the next 10000 years (0.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 9.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2408 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2408 is distant 317.43 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

97.37 pc
317.43 ly
6 km/s
0.002 arcsec/year
0.058 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2408

HR2408 belongs to spectral class F0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2408 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2408. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2408