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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:42  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:40
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Altitude: -15.1°   Azimuth: 231.5°   Direction: South-West

HR2604 is a giant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR2604 visual magnitude is 6.29. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2604 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR2604 is -0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2604 star
DSS2 image of HR2604. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2604 during the next 100000 years (-1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2604


HR2604 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -15.1°
Azimuth: 231.5°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2604

HR2604 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 HR2604 are provided in the following table:

06h 56m 45s
-35° 20’ 30”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2604 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2604 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2604.

Visibility of HR2604 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 HR2604 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: 125.3°
Max altitude: 3.2°
Azimuth: 234.7°

Distance of HR2604 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2604 is distant 644.27 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.

197.63 pc
644.27 ly
18 km/s
-0.001 arcsec/year
-0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2604

HR2604 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2604 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2604. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2604