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HR2563

Altitude: -74.2°   Azimuth: 272.2°   Direction: West

HR2563 is a giant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR2563 visual magnitude is 6.42. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2563 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 HR2563:

6.42
Giant

HR2563 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -74.2°
Azimuth: 272.2°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2563

HR2563 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 HR2563 are provided in the following table:

06h 51m 32s
-48° 17’ 32”
257.9°
-19.89°
Puppis

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2563 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2563 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2563.

Visibility of HR2563 from your location

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

HR2563 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2563

The image below is a photograph of HR2563 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 HR2563 is 0.039 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2563 star
DSS2 image of HR2563. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2563 during the next 10000 years (6.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2563 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2563 is distant 695.10 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

213.22 pc
695.10 ly
-9 km/s
0.039 arcsec/year
-0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2563

HR2563 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-0.22
K2III
4289K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2563 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2563. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2563

SAO218261
SAO218261