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Altitude: -66.1°   Azimuth: 253.3°   Direction: West-South-West

HR2698 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Carina.

HR2698 visual magnitude is 5.96. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2698 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 HR2698:


HR2698 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -66.1°
Azimuth: 253.3°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2698

HR2698 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 HR2698 are provided in the following table:

07h 07m 13s
-51° 58’ 04”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2698 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2698 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2698.

Visibility of HR2698 from your location

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

HR2698 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2698

The image below is a photograph of HR2698 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 HR2698 is -0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.057 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2698 star
DSS2 image of HR2698. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2698 during the next 10000 years (-1.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 9.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2698 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2698 is distant 564.01 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 29 kilometers per second.

173.01 pc
564.01 ly
29 km/s
-0.008 arcsec/year
0.057 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2698

HR2698 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2698 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2698. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2698