HR2668 is a multiple hypergiant star in the constellation of Puppis.
HR2668 visual magnitude is 6.79. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2668 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 HR2668:
HR2668 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2668
HR2668 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 HR2668 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2668 in the sky:
Visibility of HR2668 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
HR2668 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2668
The image below is a photograph of HR2668 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 HR2668 is -0.109 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.371 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR2668 from the Sun and relative movement
HR2668 is distant 49.18 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 90 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR2668
HR2668 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2668 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR2668 star system properties
HR2668 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR2668 double sysyem: