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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: -43.9°   Azimuth: 238.1°   Direction: West-South-West

HR2523 is a bright giant star in the constellation of Carina.

HR2523 visual magnitude is 5.4. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2523 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 HR2523:

Bright giant

HR2523 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -43.9°
Azimuth: 238.1°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2523

HR2523 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2523 are provided in the following table:

06h 46m 52s
-51° 15’ 56”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2523 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2523 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2523.

Visibility of HR2523 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

HR2523 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2523

The image below is a photograph of HR2523 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 HR2523 is -0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.097 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2523 star
DSS2 image of HR2523. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2523 during the next 1000 years (-0.05 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.62 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2523 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2523 is distant 905.56 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

277.78 pc
905.56 ly
-5 km/s
-0.003 arcsec/year
-0.097 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2523

HR2523 belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2523 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2523. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2523