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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 7:01  
clear_day Transit: 12:12  
SunsetSet: 17:24
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Altitude: -56.0°   Azimuth: 50.4°   Direction: North-East

HR2841 is a giant star in the constellation of Canis Major.

HR2841 visual magnitude is 5.78. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2841 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR2841 is -0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2841 star
DSS2 image of HR2841. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2841 during the next 100000 years (-8.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2841


HR2841 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -56.0°
Azimuth: 50.4°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2841

HR2841 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 HR2841 are provided in the following table:

07h 25m 25s
-25° 13’ 04”
Canis Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2841 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2841 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2841.

Visibility of HR2841 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 HR2841 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: 115.2°
Max altitude: 13.3°
Azimuth: 244.8°

Distance of HR2841 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2841 is distant 3,227.72 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.

990.10 pc
3,227.72 ly
24 km/s
-0.005 arcsec/year
-0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2841

HR2841 belongs to spectral class B7 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2841 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2841. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2841