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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 5:59  ☀️ Transit: 12:05  🌅 Sunset: 18:13


HR2866 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Monoceros.

HR2866 visual magnitude is 5.86. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2866 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 HR2866:

HR2866 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 16°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2866

HR2866 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 HR2866 are provided in the following table:

07h 29m 25s
-07° 33’ 03”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2866 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2866 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2866.

Visibility of HR2866 from your location

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

Today's HR2866 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 97.6°
Max altitude: 31.0°
Azimuth: 262.4°
HR2866 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2866

The image below is a photograph of HR2866 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 HR2866 is 0.064 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.131 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2866 star
DSS2 image of HR2866. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2866 during the next 1000 years (1.07 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.18 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2866 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2866 is distant 90.68 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

27.82 pc
90.68 ly
9 km/s
0.064 arcsec/year
0.131 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2866

HR2866 belongs to spectral class F8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2866 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2866. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2866