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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:52  
clear_day Transit: 12:49  
SunsetSet: 18:46 south
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Altitude: -52.8°   Azimuth: 301.5°   Direction: West-North-West

HR2704 is a variable and double sub-giant star in the constellation of Canis Major.

HR2704 visual magnitude is 5.69. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2704 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 HR2704:


HR2704 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -52.8°
Azimuth: 301.5°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2704

HR2704 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 HR2704 are provided in the following table:

07h 09m 42s
-25° 13’ 51”
Canis Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2704 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2704 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2704.

Visibility of HR2704 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 HR2704 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: 115.2°
Max altitude: 13.3°
Azimuth: 244.8°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2704

The image below is a photograph of HR2704 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 HR2704 is -0.012 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2704 star
DSS2 image of HR2704. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2704 during the next 10000 years (-2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2704 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2704 is distant 1,831.46 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.

561.80 pc
1,831.46 ly
27 km/s
-0.012 arcsec/year
0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2704

HR2704 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 HR2704 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2704. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR2704 star system properties

HR2704 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR2704 double sysyem:

9.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR2704