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Altitude: -74.3°   Azimuth: 98.3°   Direction: East

HR2862 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Carina.

HR2862 visual magnitude is 5.1. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2862 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 HR2862:


HR2862 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -74.3°
Azimuth: 98.3°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2862

HR2862 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 HR2862 are provided in the following table:

07h 26m 21s
-51° 01’ 05”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2862 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2862 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2862.

Visibility of HR2862 from your location

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

HR2862 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2862

The image below is a photograph of HR2862 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 HR2862 is 0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2862 star
DSS2 image of HR2862. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2862 during the next 100000 years (1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 13.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2862 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2862 is distant 562.07 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

172.41 pc
562.07 ly
8 km/s
0.001 arcsec/year
0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2862

HR2862 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2862 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2862. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2862