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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:47  
clear_day Transit: 11:49  
SunsetSet: 15:50 south
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Altitude: -1.3°   Azimuth: 333.3°   Direction: North-North-West

HR2512 is a variable bright giant star in the constellation of Gemini.

HR2512 visual magnitude is 5.71. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2512 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 HR2512:

Bright giant

HR2512 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -1.3°
Azimuth: 333.3°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2512

HR2512 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2512 are provided in the following table:

06h 49m 41s
+32° 36’ 24”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2512 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2512 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2512.

Visibility of HR2512 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 HR2512 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: 57.4°
Max altitude: 71.1°
Azimuth: 302.6°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2512

The image below is a photograph of HR2512 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 HR2512 is -0.036 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.047 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2512 star
DSS2 image of HR2512. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2512 during the next 10000 years (-6.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2512 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2512 is distant 306.68 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

94.07 pc
306.68 ly
-16 km/s
-0.036 arcsec/year
-0.047 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2512

HR2512 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2512 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2512. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2512