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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
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Below the horizon.  Rise: 6:42 | Tran: 14:47 | Set: 22:53
Altitude: -8.8°   Azimuth: 34.2°   Direction: North-East

HR2879 is a double hypergiant star of spectral class K0 in the constellation of Gemini.

HR2879 visual magnitude is 6.54. Because of its faintness, HR2879 is not visible to the naked eye.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2879

Finder chart HR2879 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2879.

HR2879 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 HR2879 are provided in the following table:

07h 32m 50s
+22° 53’ 16”
Image of HR2879 star
DSS2 image of HR2879. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2879 during the next 10000 years (-4.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2879


and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2879 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2879. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR2879 star system properties

HR2879 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 HR2879 double sysyem:

11.5 arcsec

Distance of HR2879 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2879 is distant 473.84 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 30 kilometers per second.

145.35 pc
473.84 ly
30 km/s
-0.025 arcsec/year
-0.012 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR2879


Visibility of HR2879 from your location

Today's HR2879 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 67.1°
Max altitude: 61.4°
Azimuth: 292.9°