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Altitude: 1.0°   Azimuth: 253.9°   Direction: West-South-West

HR2469 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Monoceros.

HR2469 visual magnitude is 5.19. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2469 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 HR2469:


HR2469 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 1.0°
Azimuth: 253.9°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2469

HR2469 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 HR2469 are provided in the following table:

06h 41m 56s
-09° 10’ 01”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2469 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2469 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2469.

Visibility of HR2469 from your location

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

Today's HR2469 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 99.2°
Max altitude: 29.4°
Azimuth: 260.8°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2469

The image below is a photograph of HR2469 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 HR2469 is 0.043 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.04 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2469 star
DSS2 image of HR2469. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2469 during the next 10000 years (7.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2469 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2469 is distant 377.75 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

115.87 pc
377.75 ly
1 km/s
0.043 arcsec/year
-0.04 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2469

HR2469 belongs to spectral class M0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2469 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2469. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2469