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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:54  
clear_day Transit: 12:49  
SunsetSet: 18:43 south
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Altitude: -14.2°   Azimuth: 87.0°   Direction: East

HR2627 is a supergiant star in the constellation of Monoceros.

HR2627 visual magnitude is 6.49. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2627 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 HR2627:


HR2627 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -14.2°
Azimuth: 87.0°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2627

HR2627 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 HR2627 are provided in the following table:

07h 00m 39s
-09° 12’ 11”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2627 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2627 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2627.

Visibility of HR2627 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 HR2627 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: 99.2°
Max altitude: 29.3°
Azimuth: 260.8°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2627

The image below is a photograph of HR2627 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 HR2627 is -0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2627 star
DSS2 image of HR2627. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2627 during the next 100000 years (-11.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -10.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2627 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2627 is distant 2,936.94 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 51 kilometers per second.

900.90 pc
2,936.94 ly
51 km/s
-0.007 arcsec/year
-0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2627

HR2627 belongs to spectral class B1 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2627 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2627. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2627