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HR2463 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Lynx.

HR2463 visual magnitude is 6.27. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2463 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 HR2463:

HR2463 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 23°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2463

HR2463 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 HR2463 are provided in the following table:

06h 44m 11s
+53° 17’ 47”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2463 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2463 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2463.

Visibility of HR2463 from your location

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

HR2463 is circumpolar and transits at 14:20 UTC (altitude: 88.2°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2463

The image below is a photograph of HR2463 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 HR2463 is 0.05 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.177 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2463 star
DSS2 image of HR2463. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2463 during the next 1000 years (0.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.95 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2463 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2463 is distant 245.67 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.

75.36 pc
245.67 ly
19 km/s
0.05 arcsec/year
-0.177 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2463

HR2463 belongs to spectral class K0


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2463 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2463. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2463