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HR2663 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Monoceros.

HR2663 visual magnitude is 5.78. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2663 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 HR2663:

HR2663 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 47°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2663

HR2663 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 HR2663 are provided in the following table:

07h 05m 39s
+09° 11’ 08”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2663 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2663 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2663.

Visibility of HR2663 from your location

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

Today's HR2663 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 80.8°
Max altitude: 47.7°
Azimuth: 279.2°
HR2663 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2663

The image below is a photograph of HR2663 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 HR2663 is 0.048 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.02 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2663 star
DSS2 image of HR2663. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2663 during the next 10000 years (8.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2663 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2663 is distant 562.07 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 46 kilometers per second.

172.41 pc
562.07 ly
46 km/s
0.048 arcsec/year
-0.02 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2663

HR2663 belongs to spectral class M0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2663 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2663. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2663