HR2661 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Carina.
HR2661 visual magnitude is 6.02. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2661 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 HR2661:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2661
HR2661 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 HR2661 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2661 in the sky:
Visibility of HR2661 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
HR2661 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2661
The image below is a photograph of HR2661 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 HR2661 is -0.058 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.144 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR2661 from the Sun and relative movement
HR2661 is distant 174.80 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR2661
HR2661 belongs to spectral class A8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2661 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.