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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:45  
clear_day Transit: 12:57  
SunsetSet: 21:10 south
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Altitude: -53.2°   Azimuth: 6.8°   Direction: North

HR2498 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Canis Major.

HR2498 visual magnitude is 5.32. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2498 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 HR2498:


HR2498 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -53.2°
Azimuth: 6.8°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2498

HR2498 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 HR2498 are provided in the following table:

06h 45m 59s
-14° 47’ 45”
Canis Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2498 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2498 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2498.

Visibility of HR2498 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 HR2498 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: 104.8°
Max altitude: 23.7°
Azimuth: 255.2°
HR2498 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2498

The image below is a photograph of HR2498 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 HR2498 is -0.025 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.017 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2498 star
DSS2 image of HR2498. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2498 during the next 10000 years (-4.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2498 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2498 is distant 398.05 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.

122.10 pc
398.05 ly
-19 km/s
-0.025 arcsec/year
-0.017 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2498

HR2498 belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2498 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2498. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2498