HR2859 is a variable and multiple supergiant star in the constellation of Canis Major.
HR2859 visual magnitude is 5.79. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2859 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 HR2859:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2859
HR2859 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 HR2859 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2859 in the sky:
Visibility of HR2859 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's HR2859 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2859
The image below is a photograph of HR2859 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 HR2859 is -0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR2859 from the Sun and relative movement
HR2859 is distant 1,009.29 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR2859
HR2859 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2859 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR2859 star system properties
HR2859 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR2859 double sysyem: