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HR2792

HR2792 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Auriga.

HR2792 visual magnitude is 6.4. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2792 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 HR2792:

6.4
Hypergiant
HR2792 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 77°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2792

HR2792 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2792 are provided in the following table:

07h 22m 13s
+38° 59’ 45”
179.29°
22.31°
Auriga

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2792 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2792 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2792.

Visibility of HR2792 from your location

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

HR2792 is circumpolar and transits at 06:18 UTC (altitude: 77.5°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2792

The image below is a photograph of HR2792 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 HR2792 is -0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.038 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2792 star
DSS2 image of HR2792. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2792 during the next 10000 years (-0.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2792 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2792 is distant 532.68 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

163.40 pc
532.68 ly
3 km/s
-0.003 arcsec/year
-0.038 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2792

HR2792 belongs to spectral class K0

0.33
K0
4270K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2792 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2792. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2792

SAO60012
SAO60012