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Altitude: -49.4°   Azimuth: 126.7°   Direction: South-East

HR2683 is a variable hypergiant star in the constellation of Carina.

HR2683 visual magnitude is 5.17. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2683 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 HR2683:


HR2683 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -49.4°
Azimuth: 126.7°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2683

HR2683 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 HR2683 are provided in the following table:

07h 04m 18s
-56° 44’ 58”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2683 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2683 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2683.

Visibility of HR2683 from your location

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

HR2683 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2683

The image below is a photograph of HR2683 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 HR2683 is 0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2683 star
DSS2 image of HR2683. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2683 during the next 100000 years (8.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2683 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2683 is distant 282.25 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 30 kilometers per second.

86.58 pc
282.25 ly
30 km/s
0.005 arcsec/year
-0.001 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2683

HR2683 belongs to spectral class A0 HR2683 is also a Si chemically peculiar star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2683 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2683. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2683