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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:51  
clear_day Transit: 11:50  
SunsetSet: 15:49 south
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Altitude: -57.2°   Azimuth: 322.5°   Direction: North-West

HR2595 is a bright giant star in the constellation of Canis Major.

HR2595 visual magnitude is 5.3. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2595 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 HR2595:

Bright giant

HR2595 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -57.2°
Azimuth: 322.5°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2595

HR2595 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 HR2595 are provided in the following table:

06h 55m 46s
-22° 56’ 29”
Canis Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2595 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2595 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2595.

Visibility of HR2595 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 HR2595 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: 112.9°
Max altitude: 15.6°
Azimuth: 247.1°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2595

The image below is a photograph of HR2595 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 HR2595 is -0.017 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2595 star
DSS2 image of HR2595. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2595 during the next 10000 years (-2.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2595 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2595 is distant 2,158.94 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 38 kilometers per second.

662.25 pc
2,158.94 ly
38 km/s
-0.017 arcsec/year
0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2595

HR2595 belongs to spectral class B3 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2595 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2595. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2595