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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:48  
clear_day Transit: 12:56  
SunsetSet: 21:05 south
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HR2729 is a bright giant star in the constellation of Canis Minor.

HR2729 visual magnitude is 5.35. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2729 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 HR2729:

Bright giant
HR2729 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2729

HR2729 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 HR2729 are provided in the following table:

07h 14m 20s
+03° 06’ 41”
Canis Minor

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2729 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2729 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2729.

Visibility of HR2729 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 HR2729 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: 86.9°
Max altitude: 41.6°
Azimuth: 273.1°
HR2729 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2729

The image below is a photograph of HR2729 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 HR2729 is -0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2729 star
DSS2 image of HR2729. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2729 during the next 100000 years (-10.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2729 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2729 is distant 749.43 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 37 kilometers per second.

229.89 pc
749.43 ly
37 km/s
-0.006 arcsec/year
-0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2729

HR2729 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2729 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2729. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2729