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HR2681

Altitude: 48.5°   Azimuth: 28.1°   Direction: North-North-East

HR2681 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

HR2681 visual magnitude is 6.35. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2681 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 HR2681:

6.35
Hypergiant

HR2681 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 48.5°
Azimuth: 28.1°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2681

HR2681 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2681 are provided in the following table:

07h 13m 58s
+71° 49’ 00”
143.41°
27.42°
Camelopardalis

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2681 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2681 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2681.

Visibility of HR2681 from your location

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

HR2681 is circumpolar and transits at 01:55 UTC (altitude: 69.7°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2681

The image below is a photograph of HR2681 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 HR2681 is 0.025 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 HR2681 star
DSS2 image of HR2681. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2681 during the next 10000 years (4.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2681 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2681 is distant 395.63 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 68 kilometers per second.

121.36 pc
395.63 ly
-68 km/s
0.025 arcsec/year
0.02 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2681

HR2681 belongs to spectral class K0

0.93
K0
4472K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2681 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2681. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2681

SAO6115
SAO6115