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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:44  
clear_day Transit: 12:57  
SunsetSet: 21:11 south
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Altitude: 5.0°   Azimuth: 148.6°   Direction: South-South-East

HR2708 is a giant star in the constellation of Canis Major.

HR2708 visual magnitude is 5.46. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2708 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 HR2708:


HR2708 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 5.0°
Azimuth: 148.6°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2708

HR2708 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 HR2708 are provided in the following table:

07h 10m 19s
-27° 29’ 29”
Canis Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2708 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2708 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2708.

Visibility of HR2708 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 HR2708 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: 117.5°
Max altitude: 11.0°
Azimuth: 242.5°
HR2708 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2708

The image below is a photograph of HR2708 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 HR2708 is -0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2708 star
DSS2 image of HR2708. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2708 during the next 100000 years (-5.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 15.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2708 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2708 is distant 643.00 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

197.24 pc
643.00 ly
15 km/s
-0.003 arcsec/year
0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2708

HR2708 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2708 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2708. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2708