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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:14 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:58
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Above the horizon.  Rise: 5:31 | Tran: 11:31 | Set: 17:32
Alt: 33.67°   Az: 214.82°   Direction: South-West

HR2461 is a giant star of spectral class B8 in the constellation of Monoceros.

HR2461 visual magnitude is 5.79. Because of its faintness, HR2461 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Image of HR2461 star
DSS2 image of HR2461. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2461 during the next 10000 years (-2.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.50 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


06h 42m 21s
+00° 28’ 13”
01h 53m 29s
08h 35m 50s


06h 41m 05s
+00° 29’ 43”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart HR2461 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2461.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2461 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2461. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

HR2461 is distant 1,156.03 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.

23 km/s
-0.016 arcsec/y

Alternative Designations


Visibility from Your Location

Today's HR2461 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 89.5°
Max altitude: 39.0°
Azimuth: 270.5°