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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

HR2796

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:

5.45
Giant
HR2796 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

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:

07h 20m 58s
-14° 21’ 35”
229.04°
-0.13°
Canis Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2796 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2796 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2796.

Visibility of HR2796 from your location

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

Today's HR2796 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 104.4°
Max altitude: 24.2°
Azimuth: 255.6°
HR2796 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

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.

Image of HR2796 star
DSS2 image of HR2796. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2796 during the next 10000 years (-3.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.67 arcmin in declination);

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.

170.65 pc
556.31 ly
13 km/s
-0.018 arcsec/year
0.016 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2796

HR2796 belongs to spectral class G5

-0.71
G5
4791K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2796 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2796. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2796

SAO152749
SAO152749