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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:38  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:43
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Altitude: 25.2°   Azimuth: 166.7°   Direction: South-South-East

HR2679 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Canis Major.

HR2679 visual magnitude is 6.48. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2679 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 HR2679 is -0.018 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2679 star
DSS2 image of HR2679. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2679 during the next 10000 years (-3.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2679


HR2679 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 25.2°
Azimuth: 166.7°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2679

HR2679 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 HR2679 are provided in the following table:

07h 06m 35s
-12° 23’ 38”
Canis Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2679 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2679 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2679.

Visibility of HR2679 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 HR2679 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: 102.4°
Max altitude: 26.1°
Azimuth: 257.6°

Distance of HR2679 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2679 is distant 4,939.39 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 33 kilometers per second.

1,515.15 pc
4,939.39 ly
33 km/s
-0.018 arcsec/year
0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2679

HR2679 belongs to spectral class O7 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2679 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2679. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2679