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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:46  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:36
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Altitude: -18.8°   Azimuth: 242.3°   Direction: West-South-West

HR2847 is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Canis Major.

HR2847 visual magnitude is 6.31. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2847 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 HR2847 is 0 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2847 star
DSS2 image of HR2847. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2847 during the next 100000 years (0.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 11.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2847


HR2847 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -18.8°
Azimuth: 242.3°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2847

HR2847 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 HR2847 are provided in the following table:

07h 25m 42s
-31° 44’ 18”
Canis Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2847 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2847 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2847.

Visibility of HR2847 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 HR2847 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: 121.7°
Max altitude: 6.8°
Azimuth: 238.3°

Distance of HR2847 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2847 is distant 987.88 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

303.03 pc
987.88 ly
10 km/s
0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2847

HR2847 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 HR2847 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2847. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2847