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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:46  
clear_day Transit: 12:56  
SunsetSet: 21:07 south
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Altitude: -55.3°   Azimuth: 282.8°   Direction: West-North-West

HR2549 is a giant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR2549 visual magnitude is 4.99. Because of its moderate brightness, HR2549 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR2549:


HR2549 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -55.3°
Azimuth: 282.8°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2549

HR2549 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 HR2549 are provided in the following table:

06h 50m 52s
-34° 22’ 01”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2549 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2549 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2549.

Visibility of HR2549 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 HR2549 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: 124.4°
Max altitude: 4.2°
Azimuth: 235.6°
HR2549 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2549

The image below is a photograph of HR2549 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 HR2549 is 0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2549 star
DSS2 image of HR2549. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2549 during the next 100000 years (11.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 10.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2549 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2549 is distant 905.56 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 30 kilometers per second.

277.78 pc
905.56 ly
30 km/s
0.007 arcsec/year
0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2549

HR2549 belongs to spectral class K5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2549 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2549. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2549