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HR2562

Altitude: -23.2°   Azimuth: 168.2°   Direction: South-South-East

HR2562 is a giant star in the constellation of Pictor.

HR2562 visual magnitude is 6.11. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2562 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 HR2562:

6.11
Giant

HR2562 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -23.2°
Azimuth: 168.2°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2562

HR2562 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 HR2562 are provided in the following table:

06h 50m 01s
-60° 14’ 57”
270.18°
-23.49°
Pictor

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2562 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2562 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2562.

Visibility of HR2562 from your location

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

HR2562 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2562

The image below is a photograph of HR2562 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 HR2562 is 0.009 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.109 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2562 star
DSS2 image of HR2562. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2562 during the next 1000 years (0.15 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.82 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2562 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2562 is distant 108.09 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.

33.16 pc
108.09 ly
23 km/s
0.009 arcsec/year
0.109 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2562

HR2562 belongs to spectral class F7 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

3.51
F7III
6576K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2562 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2562. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2562

SAO249654
SAO249654