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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:15 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:56
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HR2598

Above the horizon.  Rise: 9:08 | Tran: 11:42 | Set: 14:16
Alt: 6.37°   Az: 172.83°   Direction: South

HR2598 is a double main-sequence star of spectral class B3 in the constellation of Canis Major.

HR2598 visual magnitude is 6.36. Because of its faintness, HR2598 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Image of HR2598 star
DSS2 image of HR2598. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2598 during the next 10000 years (-1.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.17 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

06h 56m 50s
-31° 49’ 23”
23h 26m 25s
06h 23m 15s

J2000

06h 55m 54s
-31° 47’ 23”

Galactic Coordinates

242.21°
-13.03°

Finder Chart

Finder chart HR2598 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2598.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

6.36
Main-sequence

-1.83
B3V
10125K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2598 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2598. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Star System Properties

HR2598 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR2598 double sysyem:

6.36
13.96
7.6
18.8 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

HR2598 is distant 1,417.39 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

434.78
1,417.39
21 km/s
-0.006 arcsec/y
0.013"/y

Alternative Designations

SAO197371
SAO197371

Visibility from Your Location

Today's HR2598 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 121.8°
Max altitude: 6.7°
Azimuth: 238.2°