HR2678 is a variable and multiple hypergiant star in the constellation of Canis Major.
HR2678 visual magnitude is 5.39. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2678 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 HR2678:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2678
HR2678 is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2678 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2678 in the sky:
Visibility of HR2678 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's HR2678 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2678
The image below is a photograph of HR2678 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 HR2678 is -0.011 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR2678 from the Sun and relative movement
HR2678 is distant 2,834.78 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 31 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR2678
HR2678 belongs to spectral class B0 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2678 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR2678 star system properties
HR2678 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR2678 double sysyem: