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HR2712 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Volans.

HR2712 visual magnitude is 6.47. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2712 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 HR2712:

HR2712 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2712

HR2712 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2712 are provided in the following table:

07h 06m 14s
-68° 50’ 13”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2712 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2712 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2712.

Visibility of HR2712 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

HR2712 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2712

The image below is a photograph of HR2712 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 HR2712 is -0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2712 star
DSS2 image of HR2712. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2712 during the next 100000 years (-6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 13.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2712 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2712 is distant 500.77 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

153.61 pc
500.77 ly
-14 km/s
-0.004 arcsec/year
0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2712

HR2712 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2712 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2712. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2712