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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:37  
clear_day Transit: 11:46  
SunsetSet: 15:55 south
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Altitude: -51.8°   Azimuth: 359.0°   Direction: North

HR2428 is a star in the constellation of Canis Major.

HR2428 visual magnitude is 5.97. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2428 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 HR2428:


HR2428 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -51.8°
Azimuth: 359.0°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2428

HR2428 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 HR2428 are provided in the following table:

06h 36m 46s
-13° 19’ 14”
Canis Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2428 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2428 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2428.

Visibility of HR2428 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 HR2428 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: 103.3°
Max altitude: 25.2°
Azimuth: 256.7°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2428

The image below is a photograph of HR2428 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 HR2428 is 0.011 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.023 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2428 star
DSS2 image of HR2428. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2428 during the next 10000 years (1.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2428 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2428 is distant 768.87 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

235.85 pc
768.87 ly
-12 km/s
0.011 arcsec/year
-0.023 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2428

HR2428 belongs to spectral class K5


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2428 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2428. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2428