HR2642 is a giant star in the constellation of Lynx.
HR2642 visual magnitude is 6.44. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2642 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 HR2642:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2642
HR2642 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2642 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2642 in the sky:
Visibility of HR2642 from your location
HR2642 is circumpolar and transits at 22:37 UTC (altitude: 81.7°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2642
The image below is a photograph of HR2642 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 HR2642 is 0.026 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR2642 from the Sun and relative movement
HR2642 is distant 349.41 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR2642
HR2642 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2642 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.