HR2501 is a variable and double giant star in the constellation of Canis Major.
HR2501 visual magnitude is 5.8. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2501 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 HR2501:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2501
HR2501 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2501 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2501 in the sky:
Visibility of HR2501 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2501
The image below is a photograph of HR2501 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 HR2501 is 0.01 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR2501 from the Sun and relative movement
HR2501 is distant 1,582.52 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR2501
HR2501 belongs to spectral class B2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2501 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR2501 star system properties
HR2501 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 HR2501 double sysyem: