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Altitude: 5.8°   Azimuth: 149.7°   Direction: South-South-East

HR2614 is a variable and double giant star in the constellation of Canis Major.

HR2614 visual magnitude is 6.37. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2614 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 HR2614:


HR2614 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 5.8°
Azimuth: 149.7°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2614

HR2614 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 HR2614 are provided in the following table:

06h 58m 07s
-27° 09’ 52”
Canis Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2614 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2614 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2614.

Visibility of HR2614 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 HR2614 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: 117.2°
Max altitude: 11.4°
Azimuth: 242.8°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2614

The image below is a photograph of HR2614 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 HR2614 is 0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2614 star
DSS2 image of HR2614. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2614 during the next 100000 years (10.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -13.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2614 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2614 is distant 1,455.36 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.

446.43 pc
1,455.36 ly
18 km/s
0.006 arcsec/year
-0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2614

HR2614 belongs to spectral class B2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2614 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2614. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR2614 star system properties

HR2614 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 HR2614 double sysyem:

0.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR2614