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:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2699 in the sky:
Visibility of HR2699 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's HR2699 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
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.
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.
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.
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: