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Altitude: -82.5°   Azimuth: 291.5°   Direction: West-North-West

HR2462 is a variable and double giant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR2462 visual magnitude is 4.93. Because of its moderate brightness, HR2462 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR2462:


HR2462 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -82.5°
Azimuth: 291.5°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2462

HR2462 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2462 are provided in the following table:

06h 38m 37s
-48° 13’ 13”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2462 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2462 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2462.

Visibility of HR2462 from your location

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

HR2462 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2462

The image below is a photograph of HR2462 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 HR2462 is 0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.012 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2462 star
DSS2 image of HR2462. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2462 during the next 10000 years (1.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2462 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2462 is distant 435.83 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 28 kilometers per second.

133.69 pc
435.83 ly
28 km/s
0.008 arcsec/year
0.012 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2462

HR2462 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2462 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2462. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR2462 star system properties

HR2462 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR2462 double sysyem:

13 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR2462