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HR2499

Altitude: -16.9°   Azimuth: 334.7°   Direction: North-North-West

HR2499 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Gemini.

HR2499 visual magnitude is 6.2. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2499 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR2499 is 0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.043 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2499 star
DSS2 image of HR2499. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2499 during the next 10000 years (0.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2499

6.2
Main-sequence

HR2499 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -16.9°
Azimuth: 334.7°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2499

HR2499 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 HR2499 are provided in the following table:

06h 47m 23s
+18° 11’ 35”
196.2°
7.32°
Gemini

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2499 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2499 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2499.

Visibility of HR2499 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 HR2499 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: 71.8°
Max altitude: 56.7°
Azimuth: 288.2°

Distance of HR2499 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2499 is distant 431.22 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

132.28 pc
431.22 ly
21 km/s
0.003 arcsec/year
-0.043 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2499

HR2499 belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.

0.59
A2V
9328K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2499 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2499. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR2499 star system properties

HR2499 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR2499 double sysyem:

6.2
6.4
0.2
0.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR2499

SAO96111
SAO96111