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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:57  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:27
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Altitude: 21.5°   Azimuth: 15.9°   Direction: North-North-East

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 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.

Image of HR2561 star
DSS2 image of HR2561. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2561 during the next 10000 years (3.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2561


HR2561 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 21.5°
Azimuth: 15.9°
Direction: North-North-East

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:

06h 57m 13s
+57° 33’ 47”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2561 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2561 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2561.

Visibility of HR2561 from your location

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

HR2561 is circumpolar and transits at 20:40 UTC (altitude: 83.9°)

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.

205.34 pc
669.40 ly
-54 km/s
0.018 arcsec/year
0.022 arcsec/year

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 Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2561. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2561