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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:43  ☀️ Transit: 13:03  🌅 Sunset: 19:24


HR2599 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Monoceros.

HR2599 visual magnitude is 6.34. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2599 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 HR2599:

HR2599 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2599

HR2599 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 HR2599 are provided in the following table:

06h 57m 00s
-08° 10’ 44”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2599 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2599 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2599.

Visibility of HR2599 from your location

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

Today's HR2599 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 98.2°
Max altitude: 30.3°
Azimuth: 261.8°
HR2599 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2599

The image below is a photograph of HR2599 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 HR2599 is -0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2599 star
DSS2 image of HR2599. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2599 during the next 100000 years (-11.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2599 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2599 is distant 913.17 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

280.11 pc
913.17 ly
-5 km/s
-0.007 arcsec/year
0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2599

HR2599 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2599 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2599. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2599