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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:37  
clear_day Transit: 11:46  
SunsetSet: 15:55 south
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Altitude: -51.5°   Azimuth: 318.9°   Direction: North-West

HR2705 is a multiple hypergiant star in the constellation of Canis Major.

HR2705 visual magnitude is 6.23. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2705 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 HR2705:


HR2705 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -51.5°
Azimuth: 318.9°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2705

HR2705 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 HR2705 are provided in the following table:

07h 10m 09s
-18° 41’ 07”
Canis Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2705 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2705 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2705.

Visibility of HR2705 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 HR2705 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: 108.7°
Max altitude: 19.8°
Azimuth: 251.3°

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2705

The image below is a photograph of HR2705 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 HR2705 is -0.01 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.016 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2705 star
DSS2 image of HR2705. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2705 during the next 10000 years (-1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2705 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2705 is distant 162.35 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 33 kilometers per second.

49.80 pc
162.35 ly
33 km/s
-0.01 arcsec/year
0.016 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2705

HR2705 belongs to spectral class F0


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2705 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2705. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR2705 star system properties

HR2705 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR2705 double sysyem:

0.8 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR2705