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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:52  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:31
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Altitude: 17.6°   Azimuth: 229.8°   Direction: South-West

HR2624 is a double giant star in the constellation of Monoceros.

HR2624 visual magnitude is 5.96. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2624 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 HR2624 is -0.009 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2624 star
DSS2 image of HR2624. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2624 during the next 100000 years (-15.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2624


HR2624 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 17.6°
Azimuth: 229.8°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2624

HR2624 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2624 are provided in the following table:

07h 00m 23s
-08° 24’ 24”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2624 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2624 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2624.

Visibility of HR2624 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 HR2624 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: 98.4°
Max altitude: 30.1°
Azimuth: 261.6°

Distance of HR2624 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2624 is distant 1,097.64 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

336.70 pc
1,097.64 ly
10 km/s
-0.009 arcsec/year
0.001 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2624

HR2624 belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2624 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2624. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR2624 star system properties

HR2624 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 HR2624 double sysyem:

1.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR2624