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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:40  
clear_day Transit: 11:47  
SunsetSet: 15:53 south
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Altitude: -54.5°   Azimuth: 351.3°   Direction: North

HR2699 is a double bright giant star in the constellation of Canis Major.

HR2699 visual magnitude is 6.03. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2699 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 HR2699:

Bright giant

HR2699 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -54.5°
Azimuth: 351.3°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2699

HR2699 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 HR2699 are provided in the following table:

07h 09m 33s
-16° 14’ 04”
Canis Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2699 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2699 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2699.

Visibility of HR2699 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 HR2699 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: 106.2°
Max altitude: 22.3°
Azimuth: 253.8°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2699

The image below is a photograph of HR2699 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 HR2699 is -0.022 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2699 star
DSS2 image of HR2699. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2699 during the next 10000 years (-3.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2699 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2699 is distant 32,600,000.00 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

10,000,000.00 pc
32,600,000.00 ly
6 km/s
-0.022 arcsec/year
-0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2699

HR2699 belongs to spectral class B1 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2699 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2699. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR2699 star system properties

HR2699 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR2699 double sysyem:

32.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR2699