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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:

HR2642 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 33°.

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:

07h 06m 01s
+59° 48’ 06”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2642 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2642 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2642.

Visibility of HR2642 from your location

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

HR2642 is circumpolar and transits at 14:30 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.

Image of HR2642 star
DSS2 image of HR2642. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2642 during the next 10000 years (4.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.17 arcmin in declination);

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.

107.18 pc
349.41 ly
22 km/s
0.026 arcsec/year
0.001 arcsec/year

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 Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2642. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2642