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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:44  
clear_day Transit: 11:48  
SunsetSet: 15:51 south
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Altitude: 18.9°   Azimuth: 263.7°   Direction: West

HR2426 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Monoceros.

HR2426 visual magnitude is 6.38. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2426 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 HR2426:


HR2426 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 18.9°
Azimuth: 263.7°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2426

HR2426 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 HR2426 are provided in the following table:

06h 37m 36s
+10° 51’ 11”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2426 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2426 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2426.

Visibility of HR2426 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 HR2426 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: 79.1°
Max altitude: 49.4°
Azimuth: 280.9°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2426

The image below is a photograph of HR2426 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 HR2426 is -0.039 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.039 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2426 star
DSS2 image of HR2426. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2426 during the next 10000 years (-6.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2426 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2426 is distant 883.47 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

271.00 pc
883.47 ly
2 km/s
-0.039 arcsec/year
-0.039 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2426

HR2426 belongs to spectral class K0


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2426 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2426. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2426