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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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Below the horizon.  Rise: 10:35 | Tran: 14:24 | Set: 18:14
Altitude: -17.9°   Azimuth: 104.7°   Direction: East-South-East

HR2874 is a double supergiant star of spectral class A5 in the constellation of Puppis.

HR2874 visual magnitude is 4.85. Because of its moderate brightness, HR2874 is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2874

Finder chart HR2874 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2874.

HR2874 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 HR2874 are provided in the following table:

07h 29m 51s
-23° 01’ 27”
Image of HR2874 star
DSS2 image of HR2874. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2874 during the next 100000 years (-6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -10.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2874


and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2874 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2874. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR2874 star system properties

HR2874 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 HR2874 double sysyem:

3 arcsec

Distance of HR2874 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2874 is distant 3,227.72 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 37 kilometers per second.

990.10 pc
3,227.72 ly
37 km/s
-0.004 arcsec/year
-0.006 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR2874


Visibility of HR2874 from your location

Today's HR2874 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 113.0°
Max altitude: 15.5°
Azimuth: 247.0°