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HR2612

Altitude: -67.9°   Azimuth: 308.0°   Direction: North-West

HR2612 is a double sub-giant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR2612 visual magnitude is 6.23. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2612 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 HR2612:

6.23
Sub-giant

HR2612 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -67.9°
Azimuth: 308.0°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2612

HR2612 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 HR2612 are provided in the following table:

06h 57m 17s
-35° 30’ 27”
245.83°
-14.26°
Puppis

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2612 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2612 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2612.

Visibility of HR2612 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 HR2612 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: 125.5°
Max altitude: 3.0°
Azimuth: 234.5°
HR2612 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2612

The image below is a photograph of HR2612 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 HR2612 is -0.037 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2612 star
DSS2 image of HR2612. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2612 during the next 10000 years (-6.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2612 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2612 is distant 140.82 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

43.20 pc
140.82 ly
10 km/s
-0.037 arcsec/year
0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2612

HR2612 belongs to spectral class F8 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.

3.05
F8IV
6576K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2612 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2612. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR2612 star system properties

HR2612 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 HR2612 double sysyem:

6.23
6.43
0.2
0.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR2612

SAO197402
SAO197402
Gl 255 A