HR2481 is a variable and double hypergiant star in the constellation of Canis Major.
HR2481 visual magnitude is 6.13. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2481 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 HR2481:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2481
HR2481 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 HR2481 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2481 in the sky:
Visibility of HR2481 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2481
The image below is a photograph of HR2481 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 HR2481 is -0.085 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.078 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR2481 from the Sun and relative movement
HR2481 is distant 159.41 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 44 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR2481
HR2481 belongs to spectral class F0
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2481 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR2481 star system properties
HR2481 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 HR2481 double sysyem: