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HR2597 is a supergiant star in the constellation of Gemini.

HR2597 visual magnitude is 6.27. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2597 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 HR2597:

HR2597 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 50°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2597

HR2597 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 HR2597 are provided in the following table:

06h 57m 25s
+11° 54’ 27”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2597 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2597 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2597.

Visibility of HR2597 from your location

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

Today's HR2597 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 78.1°
Max altitude: 50.4°
Azimuth: 281.9°
HR2597 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2597

The image below is a photograph of HR2597 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 HR2597 is 0.019 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2597 star
DSS2 image of HR2597. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2597 during the next 10000 years (3.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2597 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2597 is distant 6,520.00 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

2,000.00 pc
6,520.00 ly
9 km/s
0.019 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2597

HR2597 belongs to spectral class F2 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2597 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2597. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2597