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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:01  ☀️ Transit: 12:06  🌅 Sunset: 18:11


HR2479 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Monoceros.

HR2479 visual magnitude is 5.9. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2479 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 HR2479:

HR2479 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2479

HR2479 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 HR2479 are provided in the following table:

06h 43m 38s
+03° 55’ 55”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2479 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2479 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2479.

Visibility of HR2479 from your location

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

Today's HR2479 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 86.1°
Max altitude: 42.5°
Azimuth: 273.9°
HR2479 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2479

The image below is a photograph of HR2479 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 HR2479 is 0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2479 star
DSS2 image of HR2479. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2479 during the next 100000 years (10.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -10.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2479 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2479 is distant 32,600,000.00 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 35 kilometers per second.

10,000,000.00 pc
32,600,000.00 ly
35 km/s
0.006 arcsec/year
-0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2479

HR2479 belongs to spectral class B0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2479 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2479. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2479