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HR2608

Altitude: -21.9°   Azimuth: 142.6°   Direction: South-East

HR2608 is a giant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR2608 visual magnitude is 4.95. Because of its moderate brightness, HR2608 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR2608:

4.95
Giant

HR2608 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -21.9°
Azimuth: 142.6°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2608

HR2608 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 HR2608 are provided in the following table:

06h 56m 16s
-48° 43’ 15”
258.6°
-19.29°
Puppis

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2608 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2608 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2608.

Visibility of HR2608 from your location

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

HR2608 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2608

The image below is a photograph of HR2608 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 HR2608 is 0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2608 star
DSS2 image of HR2608. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2608 during the next 10000 years (1.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2608 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2608 is distant 1,061.89 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

325.73 pc
1,061.89 ly
22 km/s
0.006 arcsec/year
0.01 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2608

HR2608 belongs to spectral class M1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-2.61
M1III
3528K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2608 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2608. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2608

SAO218324
SAO218324