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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -32.7°   Azimuth: 134.2°   Direction: South-East

HR2698 is a hypergiant star of spectral class K0 in the constellation of Carina.

HR2698 visual magnitude is 5.96. Because of its faintness, HR2698 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2698

Finder chart HR2698 star
Simplified finder chart for 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”
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);

Key facts about HR2698


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

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

Alternative designations of HR2698


Visibility of HR2698 from your location

HR2698 is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK