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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: -77.3°   Azimuth: 94.0°   Direction: East

HR2594 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR2594 visual magnitude is 6.26. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2594 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 HR2594 is -0.049 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.218 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2594 star
DSS2 image of HR2594. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2594 during the next 1000 years (-0.82 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.63 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2594


HR2594 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -77.3°
Azimuth: 94.0°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2594

HR2594 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 HR2594 are provided in the following table:

06h 54m 02s
-50° 36’ 42”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2594 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2594 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2594.

Visibility of HR2594 from your location

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

HR2594 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR2594 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2594 is distant 174.99 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 44 kilometers per second.

53.68 pc
174.99 ly
44 km/s
-0.049 arcsec/year
0.218 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2594

HR2594 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2594 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2594. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2594