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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:43  
clear_day Transit: 11:47  
SunsetSet: 15:52 south
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Altitude: 14.9°   Azimuth: 175.5°   Direction: South

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

HR2495 visual magnitude is 6.05. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2495 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 HR2495:


HR2495 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 14.9°
Azimuth: 175.5°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2495

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. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2495 are provided in the following table:

06h 45m 23s
-23° 27’ 42”
Canis Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2495 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2495 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2495.

Visibility of HR2495 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 HR2495 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: 113.5°
Max altitude: 15.1°
Azimuth: 246.5°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2495

The image below is a photograph of HR2495 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 HR2495 is -0.038 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.042 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

Distance of HR2495 from the Sun and relative movement

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/year
0.042 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2495

HR2495 belongs to spectral class K0


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

Alternative designations of HR2495