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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: -68.5°   Azimuth: 87.1°   Direction: East

HR2626 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR2626 visual magnitude is 6.22. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2626 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 HR2626 is -0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.021 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2626 star
DSS2 image of HR2626. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2626 during the next 10000 years (-0.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2626


HR2626 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -68.5°
Azimuth: 87.1°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2626

HR2626 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 HR2626 are provided in the following table:

06h 58m 41s
-45° 46’ 05”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2626 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2626 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2626.

Visibility of HR2626 from your location

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

HR2626 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR2626 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2626 is distant 424.48 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 34 kilometers per second.

130.21 pc
424.48 ly
34 km/s
-0.005 arcsec/year
-0.021 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2626

HR2626 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2626 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2626. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2626