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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:54  
clear_day Transit: 11:51  
SunsetSet: 15:49 south
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Altitude: -28.2°   Azimuth: 93.7°   Direction: East

HR2583 is a variable star in the constellation of Canis Major.

HR2583 visual magnitude is 6.91. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2583 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 HR2583:


HR2583 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -28.2°
Azimuth: 93.7°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2583

HR2583 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2583 are provided in the following table:

06h 54m 12s
-23° 55’ 41”
Canis Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2583 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2583 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2583.

Visibility of HR2583 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 HR2583 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: 113.9°
Max altitude: 14.6°
Azimuth: 246.1°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2583

The image below is a photograph of HR2583 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 HR2583 is -0.009 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2583 star
DSS2 image of HR2583. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2583 during the next 100000 years (-15.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 5.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2583 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2583 is distant 1,873.56 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 130 kilometers per second.

574.71 pc
1,873.56 ly
130 km/s
-0.009 arcsec/year
0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2583

HR2583 belongs to spectral class W


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2583 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2583. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2583