HR2870 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Puppis.
HR2870 visual magnitude is 6.38. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2870 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 HR2870:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2870
HR2870 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 HR2870 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2870 in the sky:
Visibility of HR2870 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's HR2870 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 HR2870
The image below is a photograph of HR2870 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 HR2870 is 0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR2870 from the Sun and relative movement
HR2870 is distant 582.14 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR2870
HR2870 belongs to spectral class B3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2870 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR2870 star system properties
HR2870 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR2870 double sysyem: