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HR2434

HR2434 is a giant star in the constellation of Auriga.

HR2434 visual magnitude is 6.41. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2434 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 HR2434:

6.41
Giant
HR2434 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 83°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2434

HR2434 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2434 are provided in the following table:

06h 39m 57s
+44° 00’ 50”
171.46°
16.55°
Auriga

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2434 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2434 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2434.

Visibility of HR2434 from your location

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

HR2434 is circumpolar and transits at 05:36 UTC (altitude: 82.5°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2434

The image below is a photograph of HR2434 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 HR2434 is 0.033 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2434 star
DSS2 image of HR2434. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2434 during the next 10000 years (5.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2434 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2434 is distant 662.60 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 30 kilometers per second.

203.25 pc
662.60 ly
-30 km/s
0.033 arcsec/year
-0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2434

HR2434 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-0.13
K1III
10125K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2434 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2434. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2434

SAO41245
SAO41245