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Altitude: -14.8°   Azimuth: 188.5°   Direction: South

HR2884 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Carina.

HR2884 visual magnitude is 5.87. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2884 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 HR2884:


HR2884 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -14.8°
Azimuth: 188.5°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2884

HR2884 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2884 are provided in the following table:

07h 29m 59s
-52° 39’ 03”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2884 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2884 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2884.

Visibility of HR2884 from your location

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

HR2884 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2884

The image below is a photograph of HR2884 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 HR2884 is -0.031 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.058 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2884 star
DSS2 image of HR2884. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2884 during the next 10000 years (-5.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 9.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2884 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2884 is distant 330.29 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.

101.32 pc
330.29 ly
26 km/s
-0.031 arcsec/year
0.058 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2884

HR2884 belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2884 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2884. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2884