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HR2766 is a giant star in the constellation of Canis Major.

HR2766 visual magnitude is 4.64. Because of its moderate brightness, HR2766 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR2766:

HR2766 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2766

HR2766 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 HR2766 are provided in the following table:

07h 16m 35s
-27° 52’ 51”
Canis Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2766 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2766 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2766.

Visibility of HR2766 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 HR2766 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: 117.9°
Max altitude: 10.6°
Azimuth: 242.1°
HR2766 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2766

The image below is a photograph of HR2766 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 HR2766 is -0.01 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.043 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2766 star
DSS2 image of HR2766. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2766 during the next 10000 years (-1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 7.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2766 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2766 is distant 452.78 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 42 kilometers per second.

138.89 pc
452.78 ly
42 km/s
-0.01 arcsec/year
0.043 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2766

HR2766 belongs to spectral class M3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2766 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2766. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2766