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HR2742

Altitude: 52.3°   Azimuth: 347.8°   Direction: North-North-West

HR2742 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

HR2742 visual magnitude is 4.96. Because of its moderate brightness, HR2742 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR2742:

4.96
Giant

HR2742 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 52.3°
Azimuth: 347.8°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2742

HR2742 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 HR2742 are provided in the following table:

07h 31m 04s
+82° 24’ 41”
131.42°
28.18°
Camelopardalis

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2742 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2742 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2742.

Visibility of HR2742 from your location

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

HR2742 is circumpolar and transits at 02:32 UTC (altitude: 59.1°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2742

The image below is a photograph of HR2742 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 HR2742 is -0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.042 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2742 star
DSS2 image of HR2742. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2742 during the next 10000 years (-1.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2742 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2742 is distant 473.15 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

145.14 pc
473.15 ly
14 km/s
-0.006 arcsec/year
-0.042 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2742

HR2742 belongs to spectral class M4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-0.85
M4III
3568K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2742 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2742. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2742

SAO1179
SAO1179