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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:40  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:41
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Altitude: -59.7°   Azimuth: 36.2°   Direction: North-East

HR2686 is a star in the constellation of Canis Major.

HR2686 visual magnitude is 6.08. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2686 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 HR2686 is -0.031 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 HR2686 star
DSS2 image of HR2686. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2686 during the next 10000 years (-5.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2686


HR2686 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -59.7°
Azimuth: 36.2°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2686

HR2686 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 HR2686 are provided in the following table:

07h 06m 52s
-24° 57’ 38”
Canis Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2686 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2686 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2686.

Visibility of HR2686 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 HR2686 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: 115.0°
Max altitude: 13.6°
Azimuth: 245.0°

Distance of HR2686 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2686 is distant 970.24 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.

297.62 pc
970.24 ly
19 km/s
-0.031 arcsec/year
0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2686

HR2686 belongs to spectral class K2


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2686 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2686. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2686