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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:59  
clear_day Transit: 12:12  
SunsetSet: 17:25
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Altitude: -6.0°   Azimuth: 229.0°   Direction: South-West

HR2863 is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Puppis.

HR2863 visual magnitude is 5.54. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2863 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR2863 is -0.006 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 HR2863 star
DSS2 image of HR2863. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2863 during the next 100000 years (-10.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 13.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2863


HR2863 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -6.0°
Azimuth: 229.0°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2863

HR2863 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 HR2863 are provided in the following table:

07h 27m 59s
-29° 09’ 20”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2863 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2863 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2863.

Visibility of HR2863 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 HR2863 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: 119.2°
Max altitude: 9.4°
Azimuth: 240.8°

Distance of HR2863 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2863 is distant 673.55 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

206.61 pc
673.55 ly
4 km/s
-0.006 arcsec/year
0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2863

HR2863 belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star. HR2863 is also a Si chemically peculiar star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2863 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2863. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2863