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HR2872

HR2872 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Lynx.

HR2872 visual magnitude is 6.54. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2872 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 HR2872:

6.54
Main-sequence
HR2872 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 0°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2872

HR2872 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2872 are provided in the following table:

07h 31m 55s
+38° 53’ 47”
179.99°
24.08°
Lynx

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2872 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2872 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2872.

Visibility of HR2872 from your location

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

HR2872 is circumpolar and transits at 23:03 UTC (altitude: 77.4°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2872

The image below is a photograph of HR2872 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 HR2872 is -0.035 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.014 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2872 star
DSS2 image of HR2872. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2872 during the next 10000 years (-5.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2872 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2872 is distant 307.26 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

94.25 pc
307.26 ly
7 km/s
-0.035 arcsec/year
-0.014 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2872

HR2872 belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.

1.67
A2V
9328K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2872 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2872. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2872

SAO60148
SAO60148