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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: 8.3°   Azimuth: 177.8°   Direction: South

HR2824 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Canis Major.

HR2824 visual magnitude is 6.6. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2824 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 HR2824 is -0.019 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2824 star
DSS2 image of HR2824. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2824 during the next 10000 years (-3.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2824


HR2824 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 8.3°
Azimuth: 177.8°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2824

HR2824 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 HR2824 are provided in the following table:

07h 23m 54s
-30° 13’ 00”
Canis Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2824 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2824 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2824.

Visibility of HR2824 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 HR2824 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: 120.2°
Max altitude: 8.3°
Azimuth: 239.8°

Distance of HR2824 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2824 is distant 2,089.74 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

641.03 pc
2,089.74 ly
7 km/s
-0.019 arcsec/year
0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2824

HR2824 belongs to spectral class B2 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2824 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2824. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2824