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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:54  
clear_day Transit: 11:51  
SunsetSet: 15:49 south
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Altitude: 49.9°   Azimuth: 345.8°   Direction: North-North-West

HR2797 is a giant star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

HR2797 visual magnitude is 6.41. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2797 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 HR2797:


HR2797 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 49.9°
Azimuth: 345.8°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2797

HR2797 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2797 are provided in the following table:

07h 34m 39s
+80° 53’ 48”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2797 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2797 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2797.

Visibility of HR2797 from your location

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

HR2797 is circumpolar and transits at 02:16 UTC (altitude: 60.6°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2797

The image below is a photograph of HR2797 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 HR2797 is -0.01 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2797 star
DSS2 image of HR2797. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2797 during the next 10000 years (-1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2797 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2797 is distant 770.69 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

236.41 pc
770.69 ly
-2 km/s
-0.01 arcsec/year
0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2797

HR2797 belongs to spectral class G7


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2797 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2797. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2797