HR2879 is a double hypergiant star in the constellation of Gemini.
HR2879 visual magnitude is 6.54. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2879 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 HR2879:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2879 in the sky:
Visibility of HR2879 from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2879
The image below is a photograph of HR2879 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 HR2879 is -0.025 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.012 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
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.
Spectral properties of HR2879
HR2879 belongs to spectral class K0 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.
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: