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HR2687 is a giant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR2687 visual magnitude is 6.46. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2687 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 HR2687:

HR2687 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2687

HR2687 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 HR2687 are provided in the following table:

07h 05m 16s
-50° 21’ 37”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2687 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2687 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2687.

Visibility of HR2687 from your location

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

HR2687 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2687

The image below is a photograph of HR2687 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 HR2687 is -0.011 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.032 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2687 star
DSS2 image of HR2687. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2687 during the next 10000 years (-1.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 5.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2687 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2687 is distant 787.44 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.

241.55 pc
787.44 ly
13 km/s
-0.011 arcsec/year
0.032 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2687

HR2687 belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2687 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2687. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2687