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Altitude: 49.9°   Azimuth: 13.6°   Direction: North-North-East

HR2709 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

HR2709 visual magnitude is 6.31. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2709 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 HR2709:


HR2709 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 49.9°
Azimuth: 13.6°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2709

HR2709 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 HR2709 are provided in the following table:

07h 25m 21s
+81° 15’ 26”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2709 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2709 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2709.

Visibility of HR2709 from your location

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

HR2709 is circumpolar and transits at 02:34 UTC (altitude: 60.2°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2709

The image below is a photograph of HR2709 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 HR2709 is -0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.026 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2709 star
DSS2 image of HR2709. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2709 during the next 10000 years (-0.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2709 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2709 is distant 831.63 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

255.10 pc
831.63 ly
-8 km/s
-0.005 arcsec/year
-0.026 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2709

HR2709 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2709 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2709. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2709