HR2796 is a giant star in the constellation of Canis Major.
HR2796 visual magnitude is 5.45. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2796 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 HR2796:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2796
HR2796 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 HR2796 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2796 in the sky:
Visibility of HR2796 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's HR2796 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2796
The image below is a photograph of HR2796 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 HR2796 is -0.018 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.016 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR2796 from the Sun and relative movement
HR2796 is distant 556.31 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR2796
HR2796 belongs to spectral class G5
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2796 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.