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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:47  
clear_day Transit: 11:49  
SunsetSet: 15:50 south
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Altitude: -35.7°   Azimuth: 84.1°   Direction: East

HR2690 is a variable sub-giant star in the constellation of Canis Major.

HR2690 visual magnitude is 5.71. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2690 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 HR2690:


HR2690 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -35.7°
Azimuth: 84.1°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2690

HR2690 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 HR2690 are provided in the following table:

07h 07m 22s
-23° 50’ 25”
Canis Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2690 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2690 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2690.

Visibility of HR2690 from your location

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

Today's HR2690 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 113.8°
Max altitude: 14.7°
Azimuth: 246.2°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2690

The image below is a photograph of HR2690 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 HR2690 is -0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.023 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2690 star
DSS2 image of HR2690. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2690 during the next 10000 years (-0.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2690 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2690 is distant 2,963.64 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 29 kilometers per second.

909.09 pc
2,963.64 ly
29 km/s
-0.005 arcsec/year
0.023 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2690

HR2690 belongs to spectral class B2 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2690 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2690. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2690