HR2442 is a variable bright giant star in the constellation of Monoceros.
HR2442 visual magnitude is 6.21. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2442 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 HR2442:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2442
HR2442 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 HR2442 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2442 in the sky:
Visibility of HR2442 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2442
The image below is a photograph of HR2442 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 HR2442 is -0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR2442 from the Sun and relative movement
HR2442 is distant 3,395.83 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 58 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR2442
HR2442 belongs to spectral class O9 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2442 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.