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HR2685

HR2685 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR2685 visual magnitude is 6.11. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2685 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 HR2685:

6.11
Hypergiant
HR2685 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2685

HR2685 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2685 are provided in the following table:

07h 06m 02s
-38° 22’ 58”
249.27°
-13.81°
Puppis

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2685 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2685 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2685.

Visibility of HR2685 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 HR2685 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: 128.4°
Max altitude: 0.1°
Azimuth: 231.6°
HR2685 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2685

The image below is a photograph of HR2685 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 HR2685 is 0.014 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.017 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2685 star
DSS2 image of HR2685. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2685 during the next 10000 years (2.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2685 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2685 is distant 659.92 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

202.43 pc
659.92 ly
22 km/s
0.014 arcsec/year
0.017 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2685

HR2685 belongs to spectral class G0 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a hypergiant star.

-0.42
G0II
5602K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2685 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2685. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2685

SAO197572
SAO197572