HR2542 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Auriga.
HR2542 visual magnitude is 6.01. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2542 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 HR2542:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2542
HR2542 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 HR2542 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2542 in the sky:
Visibility of HR2542 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2542
The image below is a photograph of HR2542 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 HR2542 is -0.02 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.015 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR2542 from the Sun and relative movement
HR2542 is distant 698.07 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR2542
HR2542 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2542 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.