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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:

HR2661 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

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:

07h 01m 05s
-58° 56’ 23”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2661 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2661 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2661.

Visibility of HR2661 from your location

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

HR2661 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

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.

Image of HR2661 star
DSS2 image of HR2661. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2661 during the next 1000 years (-0.97 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.40 arcmin in declination);

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.

53.62 pc
174.80 ly
10 km/s
-0.058 arcsec/year
0.144 arcsec/year

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.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2661. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2661