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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:40  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:41
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Altitude: -72.0°   Azimuth: 348.1°   Direction: North-North-West

HR2794 is a giant star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR2794 visual magnitude is 6.3. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2794 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR2794 is -0.013 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2794 star
DSS2 image of HR2794. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2794 during the next 10000 years (-2.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2794


HR2794 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -72.0°
Azimuth: 348.1°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2794

HR2794 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 HR2794 are provided in the following table:

07h 19m 13s
-33° 43’ 37”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2794 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2794 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2794.

Visibility of HR2794 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 HR2794 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: 123.7°
Max altitude: 4.8°
Azimuth: 236.3°

Distance of HR2794 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2794 is distant 734.23 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

225.23 pc
734.23 ly
-2 km/s
-0.013 arcsec/year
-0.013 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2794

HR2794 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2794 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2794. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2794