HR2799 is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Canis Major.
HR2799 visual magnitude is 6.61. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2799 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 HR2799:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2799
HR2799 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 HR2799 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2799 in the sky:
Visibility of HR2799 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's HR2799 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 HR2799
The image below is a photograph of HR2799 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 HR2799 is 0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.042 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR2799 from the Sun and relative movement
HR2799 is distant 1,752.69 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR2799
HR2799 belongs to spectral class B2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2799 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.