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HR2877

HR2877 is a giant star in the constellation of Gemini.

HR2877 visual magnitude is 5.42. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2877 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 HR2877:

5.42
Giant
HR2877 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 55°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2877

HR2877 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 HR2877 are provided in the following table:

07h 31m 48s
+17° 05’ 09”
201.8°
16.44°
Gemini

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2877 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2877 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2877.

Visibility of HR2877 from your location

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

Today's HR2877 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 72.9°
Max altitude: 55.6°
Azimuth: 287.1°
HR2877 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2877

The image below is a photograph of HR2877 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 HR2877 is 0.043 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.078 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2877 star
DSS2 image of HR2877. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2877 during the next 10000 years (7.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -13.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2877 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2877 is distant 301.57 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 40 kilometers per second.

92.51 pc
301.57 ly
-40 km/s
0.043 arcsec/year
-0.078 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2877

HR2877 belongs to spectral class K2

0.59
K2
4451K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2877 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2877. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2877

SAO96985
SAO96985