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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 85.7°   Azimuth: 138.4°   Direction: South-East

HR2844 is a multiple star in the constellation of Lynx.

HR2844 visual magnitude is 5.72. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2844 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 HR2844:


HR2844 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 85.7°
Azimuth: 138.4°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2844

HR2844 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2844 are provided in the following table:

07h 28m 51s
+48° 11’ 02”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2844 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2844 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2844.

Visibility of HR2844 from your location

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

HR2844 is circumpolar and transits at 02:34 UTC (altitude: 86.7°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2844

The image below is a photograph of HR2844 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 HR2844 is 0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.049 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2844 star
DSS2 image of HR2844. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2844 during the next 10000 years (1.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2844 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2844 is distant 410.06 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

125.79 pc
410.06 ly
21 km/s
0.007 arcsec/year
-0.049 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2844

HR2844 belongs to spectral class B9 HR2844 is also a HgMn chemically peculiar star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2844 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2844. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR2844 star system properties

HR2844 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR2844 double sysyem:

16.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR2844