Your Guide to the Solar System and the Night Sky
Donate now! You'll help cover server costs, enhance the site and keep it ad-free.
public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:45  
clear_day Transit: 12:57  
SunsetSet: 21:10 south
sunny DaytimeWhat's Visible Now
All Constellations » Lynx » 


Altitude: 64.7°   Azimuth: 296.5°   Direction: West-North-West

HR2486 is a variable and multiple dwarf star in the constellation of Lynx.

HR2486 visual magnitude is 6.28. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2486 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 HR2486:


HR2486 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 64.7°
Azimuth: 296.5°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2486

HR2486 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 HR2486 are provided in the following table:

06h 48m 12s
+55° 42’ 15”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2486 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2486 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2486.

Visibility of HR2486 from your location

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

HR2486 is circumpolar and transits at 13:45 UTC (altitude: 85.8°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2486

The image below is a photograph of HR2486 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 HR2486 is 0.058 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.101 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2486 star
DSS2 image of HR2486. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2486 during the next 1000 years (0.97 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.68 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2486 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2486 is distant 153.34 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

47.04 pc
153.34 ly
9 km/s
0.058 arcsec/year
-0.101 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2486

HR2486 belongs to spectral class F5


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2486 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2486. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR2486 star system properties

HR2486 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 HR2486 double sysyem:

4.7 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR2486