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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:01 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:06
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Below the horizon.  Rise: 8:20 | Tran: 12:07 | Set: 15:53
Alt: -12.12°   Az: 112.63°   Direction: East-South-East

HR2495 is a hypergiant star of spectral class K0 in the constellation of Canis Major.

HR2495 visual magnitude is 6.05. Because of its faintness, HR2495 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

HR2495 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year.

Image of HR2495 star
DSS2 image of HR2495. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2495 during the next 10000 years (-6.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 7.00 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


06h 46m 24s
-23° 29’ 20”
18h 41m 04s
01h 27m 29s


06h 45m 23s
-23° 27’ 42”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart HR2495 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2495.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2495 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2495. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

HR2495 is distant 491.70 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 34 kilometers per second.

150.83 pc
491.70 ly
34 km/s
-0.038 arcsec/y
0.042 "/y

Alternative Designations


Visibility from Your Location

Today's HR2495 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 113.5°
Max altitude: 15.0°
Azimuth: 246.5°