HR2561 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Lynx.
HR2561 visual magnitude is 6.05. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2561 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 HR2561:
HR2561 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2561
HR2561 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 HR2561 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2561 in the sky:
Visibility of HR2561 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
HR2561 is circumpolar and transits at 13:58 UTC (altitude: 83.9°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2561
The image below is a photograph of HR2561 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 HR2561 is 0.018 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.022 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR2561 from the Sun and relative movement
HR2561 is distant 669.40 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 54 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR2561
HR2561 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 HR2561 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.