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north SunriseRise: 4:48  
clear_day Transit: 12:56  
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HR2853 is a double star in the constellation of Canis Major.

HR2853 visual magnitude is 5.63. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2853 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 HR2853:

HR2853 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 18°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2853

HR2853 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 HR2853 are provided in the following table:

07h 27m 07s
-17° 51’ 51”
Canis Major

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2853 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2853 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2853.

Visibility of HR2853 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 HR2853 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: 107.9°
Max altitude: 20.7°
Azimuth: 252.1°
HR2853 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2853

The image below is a photograph of HR2853 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 HR2853 is 0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.015 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2853 star
DSS2 image of HR2853. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2853 during the next 10000 years (0.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2853 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2853 is distant 280.31 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 29 kilometers per second.

85.98 pc
280.31 ly
-29 km/s
0.002 arcsec/year
0.015 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2853

HR2853 belongs to spectral class A5


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2853 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2853. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR2853 star system properties

HR2853 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of medium or large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR2853 double sysyem:

1.6 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR2853