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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:44  
clear_day Transit: 12:57  
SunsetSet: 21:11 south
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Altitude: -55.2°   Azimuth: 53.1°   Direction: North-East

HR2616 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Canis Major.

HR2616 visual magnitude is 5.59. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2616 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 HR2616:


HR2616 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -55.2°
Azimuth: 53.1°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2616

HR2616 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 HR2616 are provided in the following table:

06h 58m 35s
-25° 24’ 50”
Canis Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2616 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2616 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2616.

Visibility of HR2616 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 HR2616 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: 115.4°
Max altitude: 13.1°
Azimuth: 244.6°
HR2616 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2616

The image below is a photograph of HR2616 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 HR2616 is -0.01 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.015 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2616 star
DSS2 image of HR2616. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2616 during the next 10000 years (-1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2616 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2616 is distant 1,041.53 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 28 kilometers per second.

319.49 pc
1,041.53 ly
28 km/s
-0.01 arcsec/year
0.015 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2616

HR2616 belongs to spectral class B3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2616 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2616. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR2616 star system properties

HR2616 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 HR2616 double sysyem:

10.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR2616